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).
Graham lives in Beverley and 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
Graham was re-elected in December 2019 with an increased majority of 20,448.
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.
From January 2018 until September 2021, Graham was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade, covering investment into the UK and then promoting UK exports. In January 2022, he was appointed as a Trade Envoy to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos; giving him responsibility for building on existing relations between Britain and these three countries. In July 2022, Graham was appointed as Minister for Europe at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. In September 2022 he became Minister for Energy and Climate and, following the restructuring of the Ministerial Departments in February 2023, he is currently the Minister for Energy Security and Net Zero,
Graham may be contacted on 01482 679687 or GrahamStuartMP@parliament.uk