Damian Hinds

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Damian Hinds
Member of Parliament
for East Hampshire
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Michael Mates
Majority 13,467 (26.3%)
Personal details
Born (1969-11-27) 27 November 1969 (age 45)[1]
Paddington, London, England[2]
Alma mater Trinity College, Oxford
Religion Roman Catholicism

Damian Patrick George Hinds[3] (born 27 November 1969) is a British Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the East Hampshire constituency. He is Parliamentary Private Secretary to Mark Francois, the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans.[4]


Hinds was educated at St. Ambrose College, a Voluntary Aided Roman Catholic Grammar school in Altrincham in Cheshire, followed by the University of Oxford, where he attained a first class degree, and was president of the Oxford Union Society while there.

Life and career[edit]

Hinds was chairman of the Bow Group in 2001–02.

He stood in the Stretford and Urmston constituency during the 2005 general election, coming second to incumbent MP Beverley Hughes, gaining 30.4% of the vote (an increase for the party of 3.3%).

In the 2010 General Election Hinds was elected as the Member of Parliament for East Hampshire getting 56.8% of the vote (an increase of 9.7%) and achieving a swing from the Liberal Democrats to the Conservative Party of 6.6%. The previous Conservative MP, Michael Mates, stepped down at the 2010 General Election.

He was also a member of the Public Bill Committee for the Defence Reform Act 2014[5]


Parliament lists Hinds' interests as education, welfare, affordable credit, and social mobility.[6]


  1. ^ "Damian Hinds MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Damian Hinds MP". This Is Alton. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  3. ^ List of Members returned to serve in Parliament at the General Election 2010, The London Gazette, 13 May 2010.
  4. ^ "More about Damian". Damian Hinds personal website. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Defence Reform Bill 2013-14". Parliament.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Damian Hinds MP". Parliament.uk. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 

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