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Nick Hurd MP – GOV.UK

August 1, 2016

Our new Minister of State for climate change (and in his spare time, industry), is the son of well known Tory wet, Douglas Hurd. He is also the fourth generation of Hurds to be elected to Parliament.

He also went to Eton, so we need have no worries about him being one of the despised elite then!
The govt gives us this rundown of the little wazzock’s experience:



Nick served as the 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 a Minister in the Department for International Development from November 2015 until July 2016, where his portfolio included climate/environment, and leadership of the Energy Africa campaign.

Before entering Government, Nick was a member of Environment Audit Select Committee and led work on climate change policy for the Conservative Party Quality of Life Policy Group, chaired by Lord Deben. He served on the House Of Commons Climate Change Bill Committee and the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill. He was a member of the Globe International Parliamentary network for Climate Change and sponsored the Sustainable Communities Act as a Private Members Bill.

In 2016, Nick won the Green Ribbon Parliamentarian of the year (MP).



So he is clearly well equipped for the industrial portfolio then!

  1. August 2, 2016 5:43 am

    The worst of all worlds. An establishment green wet, or should it be an establishment wet green?

  2. Richard111 permalink
    August 2, 2016 6:28 am

    And never done a days work in the real world.

  3. diogenese2 permalink
    August 2, 2016 8:58 am

    Observing his career to date brings to mind the phrase “the fool of the family is placed in the church”, most wittily in “Kind Hearts and Coronets”. I have an optimistic feeling that this could be the deep intent of the appointment.

    It would be interesting to see him engage with the Clexit team.

  4. Geo-realist permalink
    August 2, 2016 9:32 am

    For anyone that’s interested, the Committee on Climate Change is looking for a new committee member with expertise in Business Affairs – an opportunity to influence in a way that could have a real impact perhaps, although it would likely be an uphill struggle, so not for the faint-hearted.

    The vacancy is advertised on the Centre for Public Appointments website here:

  5. August 2, 2016 1:18 pm

    You have to be careful how you say it when describing him as a wet Hurd.

  6. Mike Jackson permalink
    August 2, 2016 5:21 pm

    No, you don’t! Either way works.

  7. Don Keiller permalink
    August 2, 2016 9:02 pm

    Nick Hurd sounds like a weapons a weapons grade tossed.

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