Damian Hinds

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Damian Hinds
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Damian Hinds taking part in an H.M. Revenue & Customs exercise in Northern Ireland.[1]
Minister for Employment
Assumed office
17 July 2016
Prime Minister Theresa May
Sec. of State Damian Green
Preceded by Priti Patel
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
In office
12 May 2015 – 13 July 2016
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister David Cameron
Chancellor George Osborne
Preceded by Priti Patel
Succeeded by Vacant
Member of Parliament
for East Hampshire
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Michael Mates
Majority 25,147 (48.7%)
Personal details
Born (1969-11-27) 27 November 1969 (age 47)[2]
Paddington, London, England[3]
Political party Conservative Party (UK)
Alma mater Trinity College, Oxford
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website www.damianhinds.com

Damian Patrick George Hinds[4] (born 27 November 1969) is a British Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the East Hampshire constituency. He was Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury from May 2015 until he was made Employment Minister at the Department for Work and Pensions by the Prime Minister on 19 July 2016.[5]


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 read Philosophy, Politics and Economics and attained a first class degree. He 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 sat on the Education Select Committee between 2010 and 2012.[6] He was also a member of the Public Bill Committee for the Defence Reform Act 2014[7]

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


  1. ^ http://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/hm-revenue-customs-hmrc/pressreleases/testing-times-ahead-for-fuel-fraudsters-1196614
  2. ^ "Damian Hinds MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Damian Hinds MP". This Is Alton. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 59418. p. 8742. 13 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury – GOV.UK". UK Government website. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Damian Hinds MP". Parliament.uk. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Defence Reform Bill 2013–14". Parliament.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 

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