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
- 2016 to 2018
- Trade Minister visits New Zealand and Australia
- New Northern Powerhouse partners named as exports rise
- Yorkshire leading the way for manufacturing exports outside of London
- Report outlines depth of UK-Australia investment relationship
- Latin America offers huge opportunities for Northern Powerhouse
- £130 million international investment in UK automotive sector
- British gift exports in high demand on Father’s Day
- Investment Minister opens new Steel & Alloy factory
- UK and Egypt welcome progress on trade talks
- Citigroup boss to oversee UK investment drive