||This article needs to be updated. (July 2016)|
|Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry|
16 July 2016
|Prime Minister||Theresa May|
|Sec. of State||Greg Clark|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development|
28 November 2015 – 16 July 2016
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Grant Shapps|
|Succeeded by||James Wharton|
|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||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. In November 2015, Nick Hurd was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for international development following the resignation of Grant Shapps MP. In July 2016, he was appointed Minister of State with responsibility for Industry and Climate change at the newly created Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
After attending Sunningdale School and Eton College and Exeter College, Oxford (where he was a member of the Bullingdon Club), 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 Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry. He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development from November 2015 following the resignation of Grant Shapps  until the reshuffle following the appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister in July 2016. During the coalition government he was Minister for Civil Society from May 2010 until July 2014, during which time he led the work on setting up the National Citizen Service and Big Society Capital.
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) before becoming a minister. In May 2016, he was given the Green Ribbon Political Award as Parliamentarian of the year (MP), citing his work on the EAC and in promoting action against climate change while at DFID where he led the Energy Africa initiative promoting greater access to sustainable energy.
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 had two sons and two daughters together. 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).
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- Sustainable Communities Act 2007
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- "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
- 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