Nick Hurd MP – GOV.UK
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!