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.

Nick is 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 the constituency, Nick has helped over 15,000 individual constituents with their issues. In addition, he has led or supported local campaigns to protect the quality of life in the area. These include successful fights against damaging plans to move Harefield Hospital and the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre plus an inappropriate plan by TfL to redevelop the centre of Northwood. Over the last few years, he has worked closely with residents and Hillingdon Council to petition successfully for changes to the HS2 plan, which will reduce the impact on the area.

In Parliament, he has served on the Environment Audit Committee and took the Sustainable Communities Act through Parliament as a Private Members Bill. He has served as an Opposition Whip; Shadow Minister for Charities; and Chair of the APPG for Environment.


He has served as Minister for Civil Society (2010 – 2014); Minister at DFID (2015 – 2016), and Minister for Climate Change and Industry ( 2016 -2017).


Nick was born in 1962 and is a graduate of Oxford University. He is married to Clare and has six children.



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