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Speaker Biography

Nick Hurd

 Nick Hurd
Nick Hurd is the Member of Parliament for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in Middlesex.
The Minister was previously Shadow Minister for Charity, Social Enterprise and Volunteering (October 2008 – May 2010). He also served as an Opposition Whip and member of the Shadow teams for Justice, Communities and Local Government (2007-2008). In 2006, Nick successfully took through Parliament a Private Members Bill, the Sustainable Communities Act, which was supported by over ninety national organisations. He was awarded the PRASEG Parliamentarian of the Year Award in 2007 in recognition of his work on the Act.

The Minister previously served on the Environment Audit Committee. He was on the Board of the Conservative Party’s Quality of Life Policy Commission, chairing the Climate Change group (2005-2007) and served on the Joint Parliamentary Committee that scrutinised the draft Climate Change Bill.
He has also served on cross party enquiries into the adequacy of epilepsy services and the link between childhood leukaemia and high voltage power lines, several Bill Committees - including the Criminal Justice Bill, Housing and Regeneration Bill and NHS Redress Bill – and the All Party Parliamentary Groups for Small Business, Penal Reform and Brazil.

He has been a Trustee of the Greenhouse Schools charity; and currently serves as a Governor of Coteford Junior School and as a Trustee of the Hillingdon Partnership Trust.