Nigerian-British Tipped As One Of 10 MPs To Keep An Eye On

Thirty-three year-old Abimbola Afolami, a British Conservative Party politician, has appeared on a BBC-compiled list of Members of Parliament who have been tipped to make waves in the newly constituted British parliament.

He has served as the Member of Parliament for Hitchin and Harpenden constituency since the 2017 general election.

Afolami was born and raised in Crowthorne, Berkshire. His father Samuel Afolami is a Nigerian consultant doctor in the NHS, who came to the UK in his early twenties.

Seen as a bit of a star of the 2017 intake, Afolami is on the Commons end of the Constitution Reform Group, a cross-party pressure group which wants to rebalance a constitution destabilised by an uneven devolution settlement.

This is the group behind the Act of Union Bill, a private member’s bill proposed by the former clerk of the Commons, Lord Lisvane. It may all sound high-powered and rather nerdy, but the tug of war between the nations and regions of the UK is set to be a big theme of the new Parliament, and Afolami looks set to be a player.