- BSc., Chemistry, University of Sheffield in 1971. 
Graham Stringer is a Labour MP for Blackley and Broughton and trustee of the UK climate science denial think tank the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Stringer is also part of a close-knit network of pro-Brexit climate science deniers, having served on the board of the official Vote Leave campaign during the EU referendum. 
Stringer has been a member of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee continuously since 2010, having previously held the role between 2006 and 2007. The committee is tasked with ensuring government decisions are based on sound scientific evidence. , 
Stance on Climate Change
In 2014 Stringer was one of just two MPs (the other being fellow climate science denier Peter Lilley) to vote against the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s acceptance of the UN IPCC’s conclusion that humans are the dominant cause of global warming. 
“As scientists by training, we do not dispute the science of the greenhouse effect – nor did any of our witnesses,” Lilley and Stringer said in a statement. 
“However, there remain great uncertainties about how much warming a given increase in greenhouse gases will cause, how much damage any temperature increase will cause and the best balance between adaptation to versus prevention of global warming.” 
The two men also tried to edit out a paragraph which suggested the temporary slowdown, or hiatus, in the rate of global warming “does not undermine the core conclusions” of the report, and that “warming is expected to continue in the coming decades.” 
Stringer has previously argued that independent investigations into the emails hacked from the University of East Anglia in 2009 had not been rigorous enough to clear scientists at the Climatic Research Unit of misconduct. 
“It does not say this is the end of the scientific case for global warming but it does say that people at the centre of this research did some very bad science,” Stringer claimed. 
September 19, 2017
“[E]nvironmentalism increasingly resembles a religious creed.”
“I am sceptical about everything – that is what scientists are. But there has been an enormous amount of shoddy work masquerading as science with regards to climate change.”
“It does not say this is the end of the scientific case for global warming but it does say that people at the centre of this research did some very bad science. It is not a whitewash, it is the establishment looking after their own. They are not looking hard enough at what went wrong.”
Stringer reportedly was set to face deselection proceedings in his Blackley and Broughton constituency. The action was brought after Stringer voted with the Conservatives on key pieces of Brexit legislation, including the Customs Bill vote, which had “undermined the party and bolstered the Tories’ position”, according to his ward’s motion. 
Stringer was one of three Labour rebel MPs to vote with the government on its Customs Bill for Brexit on the 16 July, managing to secure a tiny majority for the Government. The vote concerned Amendments proposed by hardline Brexiteers led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, and was swung by only three votes. The three Labour MPs who voted against their party, Stringer, Frank Field, and Kate Hoey, have all been members of the organisation Labour Leave, a pro-Brexit group within the party. 
Stringer signed a letter organised by the group Leave Means Leave which set out red lines for Theresa May’s negotiations with the EU. The main concern of the letter was to remove the European Court of Justice’s juristiction over the UK during the post-Brexit tranistion period. Senior Conservative Brexiteers such as John Redwood, Owen Paterson and Nigel Lawson all coordinated the letter, which was then signed by 30 Brexiteers from both parties. 
Stringer was one of 70 hardline Brexiteers to sign a letter of complaint to the BBC, arguing the network’s Brexit coverage was biased to the Remain campaign. An analysis of the signatories of the complaint letter urging the BBC to “accept new facts” on Brexit shows 12 are part of the 55 Tufton Street climate denier network. A further six MPs have consistently voted against climate measures in Parliament. 
Stringer was one of seven Labour MPs to vote in favour of the EU Withdrawl Bill (previously referred to as the Great Repeal Bill), which converts all EU laws into UK law to prevent gaps in legislation in the aftermath of Brexit. Among Stringer in defying Jeremy Corbyn by supporting the Bill are Kate Hoey and Frank Field, who are members of the organisation Labour Leave, a pro-Brexit group within the party. 
Stringer was appointed to the Commons Science and Technology Committee, meant to ensure government decisions are based on sound scientific evidence. This comes nearly two years after Stringer joined climate science denialist Nigel Lawson‘s organisation the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Britain’s leading climate sceptic group which lobbies to prevent pro-climate legislation. 
Graham Stringer attended and supported the climate denial event “Climate Fools Day” – the anniversary of the day MPs passed the UK’s 2008 Climate Change Act – hosted by the DUP’s Sammy Wilson in the Houses of Parliament. One of the event invites read: “The danger is not Climate Change but Climate Change Policy – for which there is no evidence in justification.” 
Stringer, in his role on the Science and Technology Committee, was part of the investigation into the hacked emails of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (also known as “climategate”). Highly sceptical of the climate scientists, Stringer pushed for a more critical final government report on the incident. 
- Labour Party — MP for Blackley and Broughton. 
- Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) — Member, Board of Trustees. 
- Labour for Britain — Formerly listed as a director. The company now appears dormant. , 
- Democracy Movement — Co-chair. 
- Balanced Migration — Member. 
- Manchester Airport plc — Former analytical chemist and chair of the board. 
- @gstringermp on Twitter.
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“Now that’s an inconvenient truth: Report shows the world isn’t as warm as the green doom-mongers warned. So will energy bills come down? Fat chance, says MP Graham Stringer,” Daily Mail, September 19, 2017. Archived December 12, 2018. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/Elin4
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Graham Stringer. “Britons in favour of leaving the EU are far from ‘isolationist John Bulls’,” The Telegraph, June 19, 2013. Archived December 12, 2018. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/mZ4FV
- “Graham Stringer,” Sourcewatch.
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