The Rt Hon Nick Hurd

Biography

Nick Hurd was Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office from 26 July 2019 to 16 December 2019. He was also Minister for London from 14 November 2018 to 16 December 2019.

He was previously Minister of State at the Home Office from 12 June 2017 to 25 July 2019. He was elected Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in May 2010.

Education

Nick studied at Eton College before graduating from Oxford University.

Political career

Nick served as the Minister for Civil Society from May 2010 until July 2014, during which time he led the work on setting up the National Citizen Service and Big Society Capital. He was a Minister in the Department for International Development from November 2015 until July 2016, where his portfolio included climate/environment, and leadership of the Energy Africa campaign.

Before entering Government, Nick was a member of Environment Audit Select Committee and led work on climate change policy for the Conservative Party Quality of Life Policy Group, chaired by Lord Deben. He served on the House Of Commons Climate Change Bill Committee and the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill. He was a member of the Globe International Parliamentary network for Climate Change and sponsored the Sustainable Communities Act as a Private Members Bill.

In 2016, Nick won the Green Ribbon Parliamentarian of the year (MP).

Career outside politics

Nick spent 18 years in business, including 5 years representing a British bank in Brazil. He has been a trustee of the Greenhouse Schools charity and currently serves as a governor of Coteford Junior School.

Personal life

Nick is married and has 6 children.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State
  2. Minister for London
  3. Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service
  4. Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry
  5. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
  6. Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for Civil Society)

Announcements

  1. Government proposes to tighten firearms licensing to protect the public
  2. Update letter to residents on developments in response to the Grenfell Tower fire: 15 July 2019
  3. Home Office set to introduce fees for Section 5 firearms licences
  4. UK and EU law enforcement boost co-operation on DNA databases
  5. Update letter to residents on developments in response to the Grenfell Tower fire: 10 June 2019
  6. Tech summit set to discuss disclosure of digital evidence
  7. Burglary taskforce will drive work to combat house break-ins
  8. Dignity of women in custody ensured by planned law change
  9. Government publishes new action plan to improve police forensics
  10. Letter to the Grenfell community to confirm appointment of independent specialist: 22 March 2019