Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society

Nick Hurd MP; Crown copyrightNick Hurd is the Member of Parliament for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in Middlesex.

He leads on:    

  • Big Society agenda
  • Charities
  • Volunteering
  • Social Enterprise


Nick Hurd was previously Shadow Minister for Charity, Social Enterprise and Volunteering (October 2008 – May 2010).

He also served as an opposition whip, was a member of the shadow teams for Justice, Communities and Local Government (2007-2008) and 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. 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.

Nick 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.

Before his career in politics, Nick spent 18 years in business including five years representing a British bank in Brazil. Nick is the fourth generation in his family to enter the House of Commons. 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.

Contact details

Email Nick Hurd
Telephone: 020 7276 0972
Fax: 020 7276 0841

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