Graham Stringer was re-elected MP for Blackley and Broughton on May 7th 2015 with 22982 votes, taking 61.9% of the vote.
He went to Moston Brook High School for Boys (closed in August 2000) on Northampton Road in Harpurhey/Monsall.
After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield in 1971, Stringer was an analytical chemist in the plastics industry.
Stringer became a local councillor in Manchester in 1979, and was Manchester City Council leader from 1984 to 1996. He was also chair of Manchester Airport plc from 1996 to 1997.
Stringer was first elected in the year of 1997, becoming a member of the Environment, Transport and Regions Select Committee until 1999. Stringer then served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office until 2001, and then a government whip until from 2002. Stringer then returned to the back benches.
Stringer gained some notoriety when he became the first MP to publicly call for Gordon Brown to resign as Prime Minister.
On January 17 1999 he married Kathryn Carr in New Orleans; the couple have one son.
North Manchester Sixth Form College, Rochdale Road, Manchester, M9 4AF
Date of Birth
17 February 1950
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