Graham Brady

MP, Altrincham and Sale West

Altrincham and Sale West Conservative

Graham Brady’s voting in Parliament

Graham Brady is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Graham Brady’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes

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Graham Brady occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Money Advice Service: Contracts for Services 17 Sep 2015

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date the tender which led to the Money Advice Service finding 100 new debt advisers posts at Stepchange was published; how many and who the shortlisted bidders were for that tender; on what date the decision on the tender was made; and if he will publish in full information on to how that tendering process was undertaken.
  • Bills Presented — Armed Forces: New Clause 1 — Schools where pupils do not fulfil potential 16 Sep 2015

    I wholeheartedly agree with the hon. Gentleman on that last point, as I am sure would most Members who take an interest in education, but may I bring him to the precise point of the amendment? As an agnostic on structures, does he accept that if the population distribution changes in an area that is selective, an additional grammar might be needed to maintain the existing balance of selection...
  • Bills Presented — Armed Forces: New Clause 1 — Schools where pupils do not fulfil potential 16 Sep 2015

    I am delighted to follow the hon. Member for Cardiff West (Kevin Brennan), who gave me a cue to speak at this point to amendment 11, which stands in my name. I have debated this subject with him on more than one occasion, as I have with my hon. Friend the Minister, and I suspect that we will do so again on future occasions. I therefore do not intend to detain the House for long. The hon....

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Conservative MP for Altrincham and Sale West

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Education and Skills
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • European Union
  • Parliamentary Questions
  • Working Time Regulations
  • EU Constitution
  • Departmental Public Expenditure

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 26 May 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee (26 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (13 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (20 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (17 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Europe) (15 Jun 2004 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Parliamentary Private Secretaries To Leader of the Opposition (10 May 2004 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (5 Jan 2004 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (5 Jan 2004 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (18 Sep 2001 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 2000 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jan 2000 to 1 Jun 2000)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 27 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 83.56% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 20 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 125 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Graham Brady’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 480 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Fees from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for responding to opinion research:
Fee of £75 paid direct to charity on 29 September 2014 for September Panel survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 07 October 2014)
Until further notice I receive £2,500 a year (paid quarterly) for my role as Associate Editor of The House Magazine (Dods Parliamentary), 21 Dartmouth St, Westminster, London SW1H 0BP. Hours: 5 hrs a quarter. (Updated 31 May 2015)
Received £625 on 13 October 2014 (third quarter of 2014). Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2014)
Received £625 on 14 January 2015 (fourth quarter of 2014). Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 23 January 2015)
Lay Associate Member of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, St James’s Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FQ; formerly the General Medical Council Fitness to Practice Panel (updated 6 November 2012). (Registered 01 December 2011)
Fee of £155 received on 26 September 2014. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 06 October 2014)
Fee of £1,240 received on 2 October 2014. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 07 October 2014)
Fee of £310 received on 8 January 2015. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 January 2015)
Fee of £620 received on 13 March 2015. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 17 March 2015)
Fee of £310 received on 6 July 2015. Hours: 3.5 hrs. (Registered 09 July 2015)
Cancelation fee of £155 received on 14 July 2015. Hours: none. (Registered 16 July 2015)
Fee of £310 received on 26 August 2015. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 02 September 2015)
Fee of £2,480 received on 1 September 2015. Hours: 18 hrs. (Registered 02 September 2015)
Adviser on communications and marketing strategy to Snowshill Allied Holdings Ltd, and formerly to Aquarium Software Ltd, both of Poplar House, 126a Ashley Road, Hale, Cheshire WA14 2UN. From 1 April 2015 until further notice I expect to receive remuneration of £2,500 a quarter, for a commitment of about 3 hours a quarter. (Updated 4 October 2013 and 31 May 2015). (Registered 17 September 2013)
Received £2,500 on 15 October 2014 for advisory services. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2014)
Received £2,500 on 19 December 2014 for advisory services in 2014. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 06 January 2015)
Received £2,500 on 31 March 2015 for advisory services. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 31 May 2015)
Payments from Ipsos Mori, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for responding to opinion research:
Received £200 on 23 September 2014 for MP survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 06 October 2014)
Received £200 on 29 January 2015 for MP survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 29 January 2015)
26 June 2015, received £250 for article from Telegraph Media, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 09 July 2015)
From 15 June 2015 until further notice, I receive £1,200 a month for my role as Adviser to UKB Network Ltd, a telecoms service provider, of 20-22 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4JS. Expected commitment of 3 hrs a month. (Registered 09 July 2015)
On 29 July 2015 I received £200 from the American Institute for Foreign Study (UK), Dilke House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN, for lecturing students from the USA. Hours: 1 hr in June 2015. (Registered 03 August 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Petros Development co Ltd
Address of donor: The Copper Room, Deva Centre, Trinity Way, M3 7BG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration no 00816896

(Registered 31 May 2015)
Name of donor: Peter Collins
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 May 2015)
Name of donor: Mr P J Kennedy
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 May 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Mr and Mrs D Wall
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Accommodation and meals for myself and my spouse at a political conference, 13-15 June 2015; value £1,850

Date of receipt: 13-15 June 2015

Date of acceptance: 13 June 2015

Donor status: individuals

(Registered 09 July 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Government of Thailand
Address of donor: Royal Thai Embassy, 29-30 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5JB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): in country costs, hotel, transport and certain meals; total value £1,000. The costs of flights was met by a non-registrable source.

Destination of visit: Bangkok, Thailand

Date of visit: 10-15 November 2014

Purpose of visit: discussions with the Thai government and Opposition Parties relating to the development of a new constitution and promotion of trade and cultural exchange.

(Registered 02 December 2014)
8. Miscellaneous
I have been given honorary membership of the Carlton Club for the tenure of my position of Chairman of the 1922 Committee. (Registered 05 September 2012)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Victoria Lowther, as Senior Research/Parliamentary Assistant.

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