Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Investment)

Graham Stuart MP


Graham Stuart was elected as the Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness in 2005. He became Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade in January 2018.

Graham was born in Carlisle. He attended school in Scotland before going to Selwyn College, Cambridge to read philosophy and law.

At Cambridge he chaired the Cambridge University Conservative Association, and founded ‘What’s On in Cambridge’

After university Graham developed a successful career in publishing, and was a member of Cambridge City Council from 1998 to 2004.

In Parliament Graham:

  • chaired the Education Select Committee (2010 to 2015)
  • was Assistant Government Whip with responsibility for the Department of Health, and later for HM Treasury and the Ministry of Defence (2016 to 2018)

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Investment)

The Minister for Investment:

  • promotes UK businesses overseas
  • encourages foreign investment in the UK economy
  • promotes overseas investment opportunities to UK companies

Previous roles in government

  1. Assistant Government Whip

    • 2016 to 2018


  1. Adobe invest £63.5 million in booming UK creative sector
  2. £5 billion of energy investment projects announced as the Board of Trade meets in Wales
  3. New boost to showcase ‘best of British’ creativity abroad
  4. DIT support helps green company expand UK operations
  5. UK-Dutch trade relationship goes from strength to strength
  6. £2 billion of new investment opportunities launched across the UK
  7. Trade Minister visits New Zealand and Australia
  8. New Northern Powerhouse partners named as exports rise
  9. Yorkshire leading the way for manufacturing exports outside of London
  10. Report outlines depth of UK-Australia investment relationship