Nick was elected Member of Parliament for Grantham and Stamford in 2010. He was Minister of State jointly for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education 2012-2016. He was prevously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Planning and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Gibb MP, the Minister of State for Schools. He worked as Head of David Cameron’s Implementation Team, which drew up the Conservative Party’s detailed plans for government. He was elected to Westminster Council in 1998 and was chairman of the Housing Committee from 1999 to 2001, before stepping down in 2002. Nick is also the founder, and a former director, of Policy Exchange, a centre right policy research institute.