Nigel Huddleston

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Nigel Huddleston

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Member of Parliament
for Mid Worcestershire
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded byPeter Luff
Majority23,326 (42.4%)
Personal details
Born (1970-10-13) 13 October 1970 (age 48)[1]
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Political partyConservative
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
University of California, Los
Angeles
WebsiteOfficial website

Nigel Paul Huddleston[2] (born 13 October 1970) is a British businessman and politician. He serves as the Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Mid Worcestershire.

Early life and education[edit]

Nigel Huddleston was born in Lincoln, England.[3] He was educated at the Robert Pattinson Comprehensive School, a state secondary school in North Hykeham in Lincolnshire,[4] followed by Christ Church, Oxford, from which he graduated in 1992.[3] He received an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, California.[3]

Career[edit]

Huddleston started his career as a consultant for Arthur Andersen and Deloitte, both in London and Los Angeles, and later worked as the Industry Head of Travel for Google.[3]

In 2010, Huddleston was the Conservative candidate for Luton South, and lost by 2,329 votes to Labour's Gavin Shuker. In 2015, he was selected as a parliamentary candidate in a primary election in which anyone on the constituency's electoral register was eligible to vote. The constituency association did not publish the votes that each candidate received.[5] Since May 2015, he has been the Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mid Worcestershire constituency.

Huddleston is a board member of the Tory Reform Group.[1] In Parliament, he sat on the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.[6]

Huddleston was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.[7]

In February 2019, Huddleston was appointed as the Conservatives' new vice chairman for youth. He will be responsible for attracting young people to the party's ranks.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Huddleston lives in Badsey, Worcestershire, with his American wife Melissa and their two children.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Your representatives | Nigel Huddleston". BBC Democracy Live. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ "No. 61230". The London Gazette. 18 May 2015. p. 9126.
  3. ^ a b c d e "About Me". Nigel Huddleston.
  4. ^ "Nigel Huddleston, MP for Mid Worcestershire". Mid-Worcestershire Conservative Association. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Mid-Worcestershire public pick Nigel as Tory candidate in 2015 after 'primary' selection". Mid Worcestershire Conservative Association. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Membership - Culture, Media and Sport Committee". parliament.uk. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  7. ^ Goodenough, Tom (16 February 2016). "Which Tory MPs back Brexit, who doesn't and who is still on the fence?". The Spectator. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  8. ^ Cowburn, Ashley (12 February 2019). "Conservatives appoint 48-year-old MP as youth spokesman". The Independent. Retrieved 15 February 2019.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Luff
Member of Parliament
for Mid Worcestershire

2015–present
Incumbent