Nick Hurd

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Nick Hurd

Nick Hurd has been the Conservative Party member of Parliament (MP) for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner since 2010. He was previously MP for Ruislip and Northwood from 2005 to 2010. He was appointed a Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office in 2010.[1] He left the Government in July 2014.[2]

In the 2015 general election, Hurd retained his seat with 60 percent of the vote and a majority of 20,224. [3]


Hurd is the son of Douglas Hurd, Conservative MP for Mid Oxfordshire 1974-83 and Witney 1983-97; the grandson of Sir Anthony Hurd, Conservative MP for Newbury 1945-64; and the great-grandson of Sir Percy Hurd, Conservative MP for Frome 1918-23 and Devizes 1924-45.[4]

Stance on fracking

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In January 2017, Hurd said before the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee that 'we owe it to ourselves' [the UK] to attempt to produce shale gas as successfully as the US has, and that 'it would be irresponsible to future generations not to answer the question can we do it' for reasons of energy insecurity. [5]




  1. Mr Nick Hurd,, accessed 24 August 2013.
  2. Reshuffle at-a-glance: In, out and moved about, BBC News, 15 July 2014.
  3. Nick Hurd Express, accessed 15 May 2015
  4. Sarah Priddy, PIL: Current Members Related to Other Current or Former Members - Commons Library Standard Note, 13 September 2013.
  5. Ben Webster, Climate minister backs fracking The Times, 11 January 2017, accessed 11 January 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Register of interests of members' secretaries and research assistants, 23 March 2016,, accessed 20 April 2016
  7. Corporate Responsibility APPG, www,, accessed 18 November 2015
  8. Register of 29 September 2015,, accessed 16 October 2016