Richard Graham

Conservative MP for Gloucester


Richard Graham’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Richard Graham sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Richard Graham voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Richard Graham has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 5 Feb 2019

Recent appearances

  • Communities: Charities and Volunteers 13 Feb 2019

    Everybody here has interests to declare, so I shall rattle quickly through mine. I may mention some of these organisations: I am a recently retired trustee of the Gloucestershire Community Foundation; the current chair of the Gloucester History Trust; a joint patron of the charity HaVinG a Voice in Gloucester, which helps the homeless on to pathways; and a joint patron of the Discover DeCrypt...
  • Retirement of the Clerk of the House 13 Feb 2019

    It is presumptuous of a Back Bencher who has been here for less than nine years to join in paying tributes to a distinguished Clerk of the House, Sir David Natzler, who has been here for 44 years. It also runs contrary to the advice that I understand he used to offer on pieces of paper to junior Clerks in his Committees: “K.Y.M.S.” This stood for “keep your mouth shut”. I am glad that...
  • Retirement of the Clerk of the House 13 Feb 2019

    Yes, I agree with everything my hon. Friend has said. The Clerk of the House is a remarkable man, and I hope, given that his own father is still with us, that he has inherited that longevity and that he will have many decades ahead. I hope that he will be able to find the time to share some of his experience and wisdom with other Clerks of other Parliaments, not least through the Westminster...

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Conservative MP for Gloucester

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Richard Graham campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • HM Treasury
  • Justice
  • Education
  • Individual Savings Accounts
  • Asylum
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Direct Selling
  • Dangerous Driving

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Nov 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Feb 2019.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Hong Kong Government
Address of donor: c/o Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, 18 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Airfare £1,584; hotel and expenses £352.99; local transportation and food £90.04; total £2,027.03

Destination of visit: Hong Kong

Dates of visit: 8-9 April 2018

Purpose of visit: Undertaken as Chair of the China APPG to support the bilateral relationship and business development between UK and Hong Kong, and to gain understanding of Hong Kong's political, social and economic development.

(Registered 26 April 2018)
Name of donor: (1) Great Britain China Centre (with sponsorship from BP and Prudential) (2) International Liaison Department of the Chinese Communist Party (IDCPC)
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS (2) No.4 Fuxing Road, Beijing

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Airfare £378; hotel and breakfast in Beijing £232.56; total £610.56 (2) food and drink (estimated at £60/day) £120; domestic travel (estimated at £10/day) £20; total £140

Destination of visit: Beijing, China

Dates of visit: 10-11 April 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend, as a director of the Great Britain China Centre, the 2018 UK-China Leadership Forum, organised by the Great British China Centre and IDCPC; to engage with Chinese Communist Officials on a broad range of topics and to strengthen UK-China bilateral relations.

(Registered 27 April 2018)
Name of donor: All Party Parliamentary China Group (sponsored by Arup, HSBC, Cambridge Assessment, John Swire & Sons & City of London)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): International flights £1,442; accommodation £274.69; food, drink and transport £226.90; total £1,943.59

Destination of visit: Beijing, China

Dates of visit: 6 - 10 November 2018

Purpose of visit: To strengthen relations between the UK Parliament and the National People’s Congress of China; to support British businesses and NGOs operating in China; and to deepen the understanding of parliamentarians of China.

(Registered 20 November 2018)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
The Graham Montrose Co. Ltd; operating licensed premise (pubs). (Registered 08 June 2015)
Since April 2017, Scribble Press Ltd. (Registered 06 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
I am a director (unpaid) of the Great Britain China Centre, non-departmental public body. (Registered 08 June 2015)
From February 2018, Chairman (unpaid) of the Gloucester History Trust. (Registered 08 May 2018)
From April 2018, Chairman (unpaid) of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, a non-departmental government body. (Registered 08 May 2018)
Trustee (unpaid) of the Essex Research Foundation. (Registered 15 May 2018)

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