Graham Brady

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Sir Graham Brady has been the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Altrincham and Sale West, in England, since 1997.
In 2018 he was awarded a knighthood for “political and public service”.1


Brady has served as:

  • Chairman of the 1922 Committee (May 2010 – May 2019)
  • Shadow Minister for Europe (September 2004 – May 2007
  • Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition (September 2004 – May 2007)

Relationship with the Tobacco Industry

Accepted Tobacco Hospitality

In March 2019 Brady accepted “Dinner at the British Museum for my wife and me, value under £600” from Japan Tobacco International (JTI).2
For more information on the tobacco industry tactic to offer hospitality to those with influence over the passage of tobacco laws, see Tobacco Industry Hospitality for UK Politicians.

Votes on Tobacco Legislation

  • In 2015, Brady voted against the introduction of Plain Packaging.3
  • In 2014, Brady voted for legislation that made it an offence to smoke in a vehicle with children in it.
  • In 2010, Brady voted for allowing pubs, and private members clubs where no food is served, an exemption from the smoke free legislation

TobaccoTactics Resources

Relevant Link

Profile of Graham Brady on TheyWorkForYou website.

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  1. New Year’s Honours list 2018,, accessed July 2019
  2. House of Commons Publications, Register of Members’ Financial Interests as at 1 July 2019, accessed July 2019
  3. M. Wallace, The full list of the 104 Tory MPs who voted against plain packaging, Conservative Home, 11 March 2015, accessed September 2015