Graham Brady

British Conservative politician

Sir Graham Stuart Brady MP (born 20 May 1967) is a British Conservative Party politician. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Altrincham and Sale West since 1997. He served as a Shadow Minister for Europe under four Conservative leaders before resigning in 2007 in protest at David Cameron's opposition to grammar schools.

Sir Graham Brady

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Chairman of the 1922 Committee
In office
26 May 2010 – 24 May 2019
LeaderDavid Cameron
Theresa May
SecretaryPeter Bone
Sir Christopher Chope
Bob Blackman
Nigel Evans
Preceded bySir Michael Spicer
Succeeded byCheryl Gillan Charles Walker
Shadow Minister for Europe
In office
14 September 2004 – 29 May 2007
LeaderMichael Howard
David Cameron
Succeeded byMark Francois
Parliamentary Private Secretary
to the Leader of the Opposition
In office
6 November 2003 – 8 September 2004
Serving with Alistair Burt
LeaderMichael Howard
Preceded byOwen Paterson
Succeeded byDesmond Swayne
Member of Parliament
for Altrincham and Sale West
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded byFergus Montgomery
Majority6,426 (12.2%)
Personal details
Graham Stuart Brady

(1967-05-20) 20 May 1967 (age 55)
Salford, Lancashire, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Victoria Lowther
ResidenceAltrincham, Greater Manchester
Alma materSt Aidan's College, Durham (BA)
WebsiteOfficial website

Brady replaced Michael Spicer as Chairman of the 1922 Committee on 26 May 2010.[1][2]

On 1 December 2010, Brady was voted "Backbencher of the Year" by The Spectator. He resigned as 1922 Committee Chairman on 24 May 2019 in order to launch a bid for Conservative Party leadership in the weeks that followed.[3]

Brady was knighted as part of the 2018 New Year Honours.[4]


  1. Forsyth, James (19 December 2009). "What Cameron really needs to think about over Christmas is why he wants to be PM". The Spectator. p. 11. Archived from the original on 20 December 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  2. Elliott, Francis (30 December 2009). "Tories plan to ditch John Bercow as Speaker immediately after election". The Times. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  3. Searles, Michael (2019-05-24). "Sir Graham Brady and Jeremy Hunt join race to replace Theresa May". Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  4. "New Year Honours 2018: Graham Brady MP knighted". BBC. 29 December 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2018.