Graham was first elected as the MP for Beverley and Holderness in 2005 with a majority of 2,580. In the 2010 election he won 47.1 per cent of the vote, and increased his majority to 12,987. At the General Election of 2015 he was re-elected with a majority of 12,203.
As well as being the constituency MP for Beverley and Holderness he was elected by the House of Commons to serve as Chairman of the Education Select Committee for the Parliament of 2010 – 2015. He previously served on the Conservative Party Board (2006-10).
He lives in Beverley and is married to Anne. They have two daughters: Sophie and Katie. Graham was born in Carlisle in 1962, and attended Glenalmond College before reading Philosophy and then Law at Selwyn College, Cambridge from 1982-85. He started his publishing business at the end of his first year at Cambridge. Graham has a wide range of interests from football to economics, climate change to motorcycling, rural affairs to punk rock. He is a keen cyclist and has taken part in triathlons and is often seen cycling to appointments and street surgeries in the constituency.
Graham was re-elected in the General Election on 8th June 2017. He won 58.37% of the votes cast and increased his majority to 14,042
Following the election of Theresa May as Prime Minister in July 2016, Graham was appointed a Government Whip with responsibility for the Department of Health and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
In January 2018, Graham was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade. In this ministerial role, Graham has responsibility for promoting investment by trading partners in the UK, and for overseeing the UK’s policy of investment abroad.
Graham may be contacted on 01482 881316 or firstname.lastname@example.org