This British Ghanaian wants to succeed Theresa May as British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will resign as the leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister on June 7, 2019. 

Samuel Phillip Gyimah, a British politician of Ghanaian descent

This has started the race to determine who succeeds her as Prime Minister. 

As of Sunday (June 2, 2019), about 13 people had declared their interest. 

One of such candidates is Sam Gyimah, the current MP for East Surrey and a former minister in the May government. 

In an interview on Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday, Gyimah said “I will be joining the contest to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister to broaden the race. There is a wide range of candidates out there but there is a very narrow set of views on Brexit being discussed."

Sam Gyimah is of Ghanaian descent. He was born Samuel Phillip Gyimah to Ghanaian parents at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. 

His parents separated when he was 6years. After that, he returned to Ghana with his mother and two other siblings while his father remained in the UK.

Gyimah stayed in Ghana for about 10 years and attended the Achimota School before going black to the UK to his GCSEs and A-levels at Freman College. 

After moving to the UK, he attended the Somerville College at the University of Oxford, where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and was elected President of the Oxford Union. 

He was employed as an investment banker by Goldman Sachs before he setting his own firm in 2003. 

His firm, Clearstone Training and Recruitment Limited folded up in 2007.

In 2010, Gyimah was elected an MP during general elections and he held various positions in David Cameron's government. 

Gyimah was appointed a Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation in January 2018. He, however, resigned in November 2018 in order to be able to criticise May over her Brexit deal. 

If successful, Gyimah who was born on August 10, 1976, will become the first black man to become a UK Prime Minister.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

5 African countries with the cheapest gas prices in 2022

5 African countries with the cheapest gas prices in 2022

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote seeks to raise an additional $1.1 billion to complete his refinery project by 2023

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote seeks to raise an additional $1.1 billion to complete his refinery project by 2023

20 African countries with the most expensive average prices of mobile data

20 African countries with the most expensive average prices of mobile data

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

8 African countries where Rihanna plans to launch her luxury Fenty Beauty products

8 African countries where Rihanna plans to launch her luxury Fenty Beauty products

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job