Nick was born in 1960. He was educated at Maidstone Grammar School; Roundhay School, Leeds; Thornes House School, Wakefield; and Durham University, where he achieved an honours degree in law.
Nick is the author of numerous reports for public policy think-tanks on tax reform and economics.
Nick Gibb's Experience
Nick was a Frontbench Spokesman on Trade and Industry matters from June 1999 to September 2001, the previous year having been appointed Frontbench Spokesman on Treasury matters. Since May 2005, he has served as a Shadow Minister for Education, and currently he is Shadow Minister for Schools.
In 1997, he won the constituency of Bognor Regis & Littlehampton with a majority of 7,321 and the same year was appointed to the Conservative Parliamentary Social Security Committee.
He was the Conservative candidate in the Rotherham by-election in 1994 and stood for Stoke-on-Trent Central in the 1992 General Election. Nick was Treasurer (1988-89) and Chairman (1989-90) of Bethnal Green and Stepney Conservative Association.
He was formerly a Chartered Accountant specialising in corporate taxation with KPMG. He was an Aide to Cecil Parkinson in the 1987 General Election.
Nick was appointed Minister for Schools from May 2010 to Sept 2012.