|Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development|
28 November 2015
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Grant Shapps|
|Minister for Civil Society|
15 May 2010 – 14 July 2014
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Angela Smith|
|Succeeded by||Brooks Newmark|
|Member of Parliament
for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
5 May 2005
|Preceded by||John Wilkinson|
13 May 1962 |
City of Westminster, London, England
|Relations||The Lord Hurd of Westwell PC CH CBE (father);
The Marquess of Lothian PC QC DL (father-in-law)
|Alma mater||Eton College
Exeter College, Oxford
Nicholas Richard Hurd (born 13 May 1962) is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Charities, Social Enterprise and Volunteering at the Cabinet Office in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government until July 2014. On 28 November 2015, Nick Hurd was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for international development following the resignation of Grant Shapps MP.
After attending Sunningdale School and Eton College and graduating from Exeter College, Oxford (where he was a member of the Bullingdon Club, as were David Cameron, George Osborne, Boris Johnson and Jo Johnson), Hurd ran his own business and represented a British bank in Brazil. In 2002, he set up the Small Business Network to advise the Conservative Party on business policy. More recently, he worked as Chief of Staff to Tim Yeo MP, who at the time was Shadow Secretary of State for Environment and Transport, and in the Conservative Research Department.
The Hon Nick Hurd MP is currently Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development.
He was Chairman of the Climate Change sub-group of the Conservative Party's Quality of Life policy review commission, 2006-2008. He has also served as a member of the Environmental Audit Select Committee (EAC).
Hurd came top in the Private Member's Bill ballot in November 2006, and introduced the Sustainable Communities Bill into the House of Commons. This achieved its third reading in June 2007 and after being passed by the House of Lords, the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 received Royal Assent in October 2007.
Hurd was promoted by David Cameron to the Opposition Whips' office in July 2007. He served as Opposition Whip until his appointment as Shadow Minister for Charities, Social Enterprise and Volunteering in October 2008.
The Hon Nick Hurd MP is eldest son of the Conservative Life Peer, Douglas, Lord Hurd of Westwell formerly Member of Parliament, Foreign Secretary and leadership contender under Baroness Thatcher and successively under Sir John Major.
Hurd met his first wife Kim Richards at Oxford University, and they married at Eton Chapel in 1988. The couple has two sons and two daughters together. Their elder son Max Hurd modelled in Burberry's Spring/Summer campaign 2010, alongside Emma Watson. In 2008, they divorced after twenty years of marriage. In 2010, he married Lady Clare Kerr, daughter of the Conservative politician Michael Ancram (now Marquess of Lothian), and 17 years Hurd's junior, after meeting at a party the previous year. On 17 May 2012, Lady Clare Hurd gave birth to a baby girl, Leila. A son, Caspar Jamie Hurd, was born 30 September 2014. The new baby is an heir presumptive to the Lordship Herries of Terregles, currently held by Lady Clare's maternal aunt Mary Mumford, Lady Herries of Terregles, née Lady Mary Fitzalan-Howard. (Lady Clare is second in line of succession after her mother the Marchioness of Lothian; her son Caspar is now third in line of succession).
- "In the red corner, and in the blue corner". Third Sector. 15 October 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Who's Who". Ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Burberry Spring/Summer 2010 Campaign starring Max Hurd | Fashion Directory". F.TAPE. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Hurd's boy ends his love Tory". Dailymail.co.uk. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Nick Hurd MP marries Lady Clare Kerr". Conservativehome.blogs.com. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Caspar Jamie Hurd (born 2014)". Peerage News. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- "Coteford Junior School". Coteford-jun.hillingdon.sch.uk. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- Nick Hurd MP official site
- Blog at Conservative Home
- Nick Hurd at the Cabinet Office
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 1803–2005
- Current session contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
- Maiden speech in the House of Commons, 15 June 2005 (Hansard)
- Debrett's People of Today
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Ruislip-Northwood
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner