Adam Mensah Osei Afriyie was born on 4 August 1965 and is a British politician who has served as the Member of Parliament for Windsor since 2005.
22 Facts About Adam Afriyie
The son of a Ghanaian father and England based mother, Afriyie was born in Wimbledon, London, and grew up on a council estate in Peckham, attending the local Oliver Goldsmith Primary School.
Adam Afriyie was educated at Addey and Stanhope School in New Cross, and earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from Wye College in 1987.
Adam Afriyie was my rock, the gel at the centre of my life, although her tumultuous relationships with different men made for a constant state of flux at the boundaries of our family.
Adam Afriyie was chairman of Connect Support Services, an IT support company he set up in 1993.
Adam Afriyie went into liquidation in 2017 and was sold by administrators.
Adam Afriyie was a regional finalist in the 2003 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Adam Afriyie was a governor of the Museum of London, appointed by Tony Blair, a trustee of the Museum in Docklands and, from 2003 to 2005, a director of Policy Exchange, a centre right think tank.
Adam Afriyie was a stakeholder of Axonn Media, a content marketing business which produces content for clients.
Adam Afriyie incorporated brands such as Content Plus, NewsReach, DirectNews and ReelContent.
Adam Afriyie became board chairman of Elite Growth, a medical cannabis firm, in 2021.
Adam Afriyie was selected as parliamentary candidate for the constituency of Windsor in October 2003.
Adam Afriyie is the Conservative Party's first black MP, although he said in an interview with the Evening Standard that he considers himself not as black but "post-racial".
Adam Afriyie made his maiden speech on 23 May 2005.
Adam Afriyie was the chair of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology between 2010 and 2017.
Adam Afriyie voted against the Marriage Bill, citing his fear for religious freedom, and that he thought that straight civil partnerships should be allowed, but the Bill did not include this.
Adam Afriyie was mooted as a possible candidate for a challenge to David Cameron for leadership of the Conservative Party, but there was little support within the party for a leadership challenge or Afriyie as a potential candidate.
Adam Afriyie is a steering committee member of the COVID Recovery Group, a group of Conservative MPs who opposed the UK government's December 2020 lockdown.
In May 2022, the House of Commons standards body reprimanded Adam Afriyie for failing to register his role as board chairman of Elite Growth, a cannabis distribution company.
Adam Afriyie had tried to get the Commons registry staff to retrospectively alter the records to make it to appear as if he had registered his role at the firm.
In July 2022, Adam Afriyie announced he will not seek re-election at the next general election.
In November 2021, HMRC submitted a petition to the high court to have Adam Afriyie declared bankrupt for unpaid taxes.