- Graham Stringer
name = Graham Stringer
honorific-suffix = MP
constituency_MP = Manchester Blackley
majority = 12,027 (43.6%)
1 May 1997
birth_date = Birth date and age|1950|02|17|df=yes
birth_place = Beswick,
spouse = Kathryn Stringer
party = Labour
children = 3 (2 step children)
University of Sheffield
He went to Moston Brook High School for Boys ( [http://www.northmanchester.net/content/view/90/2/ closed] in August 2000) on "Northampton Road" in
After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in
Chemistryfrom the University of Sheffieldin 1971, Stringer was an analytical chemist in the plastics industry.
Stringer became a local councillor in
Manchesterin 1979, and was Manchester City Councilleader from 1984 to 1996. He was also chair of Manchester Airportplc 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 Officeuntil 2001, and then a government whip until from 2002. Stringer then returned to the back benches.
Mr Stringers seat is one of the safest in parliament.
Stringer gained some notoriety when he became the first MP to publicly call for Gordon Brown to resign as Prime Minister.
January 171999 he married Kathryn Carr in New Orleans; the couple have one son.
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-5043,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Graham Stringer MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/graham_stringer/manchester,_blackley TheyWorkForYou.com - Graham Stringer MP]
* [http://www.labour.org.uk/maps/locinfo.phtml?ctid=2326 Bio at the Labour Party website]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/393.stm BBC Politics]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/3691761.stm Harpurhey is named most deprived place in England in 2004]
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