Graham Stringer
File:Graham Stringer MP2010.jpg
Stringer After the 2010 General election.
Member of Parliament
for Blackley and Broughton
Manchester Blackley (1997–2010)
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by Kenneth Eastham
Majority 19,601 (48.8%)
Leader of Manchester City Council
In office
Succeeded by Richard Leese
Member of Manchester City Council
for Harpurhey
In office
6 May 1982 – 1997
Member of Manchester City Council
for Charlestown
In office
4 May 1979 – 6 May 1982
Personal details
Born (1950-02-17) 17 February 1950 (age 74)
Website Parliament site

Graham Eric Stringer (born 17 February 1950) is the current Member of Parliament for Blackley and Broughton. He also served as leader of Manchester City Council from 1984-1996.

Parliamentary career

Stringer was first elected in 1997 taking over the Blackley seat of the retired Kenneth Eastham. He is only the third Member of Parliament (MP) in the constituency since 1964, which has been a "safe" Labour seat since Paul Rose defeated Eric Johnson that year.

Stringer was as a member of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Select Committee until 1999. He then served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office until 2001. After a spell on the back benches and as a government whip, he spent the last six years of the Labour Government as a member of the Transport Select Committee. He campaigned against a proposed Congestion Charge in Greater Manchester.