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
|Chairman of the 1922 Committee|
26 May 2010 – 24 May 2019
Sir Christopher Chope
|Preceded by||Sir Michael Spicer|
|Succeeded by||Cheryl Gillan Charles Walker|
|Shadow Minister for Europe|
14 September 2004 – 29 May 2007
|Succeeded by||Mark Francois|
|Parliamentary Private Secretary |
to the Leader of the Opposition
6 November 2003 – 8 September 2004
Serving with Alistair Burt
|Preceded by||Owen Paterson|
|Succeeded by||Desmond Swayne|
|Member of Parliament |
for Altrincham and Sale West
|Assumed office |
1 May 1997
|Preceded by||Fergus Montgomery|
Graham Stuart Brady
20 May 1967
Salford, Lancashire, England
|Residence||Altrincham, Greater Manchester|
|Alma mater||St Aidan's College, Durham (BA)|
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.
- 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.
- Elliott, Francis (30 December 2009). "Tories plan to ditch John Bercow as Speaker immediately after election". The Times. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- Searles, Michael (2019-05-24). "Sir Graham Brady and Jeremy Hunt join race to replace Theresa May". www.cityam.com. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
- "New Year Honours 2018: Graham Brady MP knighted". BBC. 29 December 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2018.