Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Exports)

Graham Stuart MP


Graham Stuart was elected as the Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness in 2005. He joined the Department for International Trade in January 2018 as Minister for Investment. In February 2020 he was appointed Minister for Exports.

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 Exports)

The Minister for Export’s responsibilities include:

  • export policy and promotion, including the export strategy
  • UK Export Finance (UKEF)
  • Department for International Trade Defence & Security Organisation (DIT DSO)
  • GREAT campaign
  • trade missions
  • global events
  • investment policy in the House of Commons

More about this role

UK Export Finance and Department for International Trade

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Investment)
  2. Assistant Government Whip


  1. UK Export Finance Business Plan 2020 to 2024
  2. UK selected as Peru’s delivery partner to rebuild facilities damaged by El Nino
  3. ‘Bounce back’ plan for agriculture, food and drink industry launched
  4. Government support secures major contract for UK construction in Benin
  5. UK maritime technology firm paves the way for greener oceans with 'micro-bubble carpet'
  6. Nottinghamshire business supports production of masks for public
  7. Universities Minister sets out support for international students
  8. UK-Poland agreement to deliver major infrastructure project
  9. Vernacare increases production by 60% to fight Coronavirus
  10. UKEF expands protection against non-payment for UK exporters