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About Nick

A short biography

Nick Hurd is the Member of Parliament of Ruislip Northwood Pinner and former Minister for Civil Society. He was elected in 2005.

When MP for Ruislip and Northwood in 2005, and elected MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in 2010, he represented the fourth successive generation of his family to serve as an MP. Before entering politics he developed a business career over 18 years which gave him the experience of running his own business and representing a British bank in Brazil (1995-1999).
In Parliament his focus was on social policy and the need for stronger communities and better protection of our natural resources. In the constituency, Nick helped over 10,000 individual constituents with their issues. In addition, he has led campaigns to keep cancer services at Mt Vernon; to fight the proposed move of Harefield Hospital; to limit over-development in the area; and to oppose the third runway at Heathrow. Nick was born in 1962 and is a graduate of Oxford University. He was married to Clare in 2010. He has 6 children, 3 sons and 3 daughters. He is also a Governor of Coteford Junior School.



Career timeline

  • May 2010

    Became Minister for Civil Society, Cabinet Office

  • May 2010

    Re-elected Member of Parliament for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

  • Nov 2008

    Became Shadow Minister for Charities, Social Enterprise and Volunteering

  • Oct 2007

    The Sustainable Communities Act reaches Royal Ascent

  • Jul 2007

    Promoted to Opposition Whip

  • Feb 2007

    Chairman of the Climate Change sub-group of the Conservative Party's Quality of Life policy review commission

  • Nov 2006

    Nick draws fist lot at Private Member's Bill Ballott and takes the Sustainable Communites Bill through parliament.

  • May 2005

    Elected Member of Parliament for Ruislip-Northwood