Douglas Hurd

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Lord Douglas Hurd at the Europe and the world in 2023 - Jubilee Dialogue event in London

Douglas Hurd, Lord Hurd of Westwell, is a Conservative politician.[1]

He retired from the House of Lords on 9 June 2016. [2]

Background

Hurd is the son of Sir Anthony Hurd, Conservative MP Newbury 1945-64 and the grandson of Sir Percy Hurd, Conservative MP for Frome 1918-23 and Devizes 1924-45.[3]

Northern Ireland

Hurd served as Northern Ireland Secretary from 11 September 1984 to 3 September 1985.[4] His period in office coincided with a decisive stage in negotiations leading up to the Anglo-Irish Agreement.[5]

Foreign Secretary

Special Advisers

As Foreign Secretary in 1994:

Mr Hurd has two special advisers, Michael Maclay, 42, - an ex-diplomat - at the UN during the Falklands War for example - journalist, and just happens to have written - in 1992 - a Chatham House pamphlet with the title Multi Speed Europe? the Community Beyond Maastricht, and Maurice Fraser, a 34 year old former Conservative Central Office a key author of the European manifesto - along with Anthony Teasdale, the Tory MEPs' representative in London.[6]

Affiliations

Connections

Notes

  1. Lord Hurd of Westwell, www.parliament.uk, accessed 3 March 2011.
  2. Dods people 'Arrivals, moves and departures', 13 June 2016, Civil Service World, accessed 15 June 2016
  3. Sarah Priddy, PIL: Current Members Related to Other Current or Former Members - Commons Library Standard Note, 13 September 2013.
  4. David Butler and Gareth Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900-2000, Macmillan, 2000, p.41.
  5. W.D Flackes, & Sydney Elliott, Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-88, Blackstaff Press, 1989, p.153.
  6. The Independent (London)September 9, 1994, Friday Foreign affairs advisers remain decisive players; Donald Macintyre examines the role of a key group of civil servants BYLINE: DONALD MACINTYRE SECTION: HOME NEWS PAGE; Page 7
  7. Sarah Priddy, PIL: Current Members Related to Other Current or Former Members - Commons Library Standard Note, 13 September 2013.