Since being elected in 2010, Kwasi has consistently supported local enterprise and regularly calls for business-friendly reforms in Parliament. To find the local entrepreneurs of tomorrow, he launched the Spelthorne Business Plan Competition in 2013. The competition has successfully run for the past three years and will be held again in 2017. Kwasi has been a leading voice in the campaign to increase Heathrow’s capacity and he will continue to ensure that it remains one of the world’s top airports.
Kwasi has served as a member of the Public Accounts Committee and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Lords, Baroness Evans of Bowes Park. Kwasi has a keen interest in Middle Eastern affairs and is Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Middle East Council. He has travelled widely throughout the Middle East and Gulf region and has contributed to a number of publications on the topic. In Parliament, Kwasi has led Westminster Hall debates on the UK’s engagement with Libya and Egypt.
Kwasi holds a doctorate in British history from the University of Cambridge and has authored several books including Ghosts of Empire, War and Gold and Thatcher’s trial.