Richard Graham MP on turning policies into reality
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About the Event
Richard Graham MP has served Prime Ministers David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson since November 2011 as their Trade Envoy to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and the ASEAN EC. He was also Parliamentary Secretary (PPS) to Ministers in the Foreign and Commonwealth office when William Hague was Foreign Secretary.
Richard has been Chairman of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, a non-departmental government body funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DFID) since 2018. The WFD focuses on helping to strengthen democracy in over 20 countries and Richard previously a Director of the Great Britain China centre, another non-departmental government body.
In 2017 he was elected onto the Select Committee for Leaving the EU having previously been a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, a member of the Joint Select Committee for the Enquiry into BHS and Co-chair of the Joint Select Committee Report into Supported Housing.
Richard has been instrumental in changing the law on causing serious injury by driving when uninsured and drunk: and on doubling the maximum sentence for the worst stalking offences.
He lives with his wife and children, speaks eight languages from countries he’s lived and worked in, and is passionate about history.