Nick was born into a Service family at RAF Princess Elizabeth hospital, Ely. He has four grown up children - Jessica (24), Laura (22), Madeleine (21) and Alex (19) . His eldest daughter is studying to be a doctor at Barts & London School of Medicine. His youngest daughter Madeleine has just completed her final year at Nottingham University, whilst Laura works in a live events company.
Alex, his son, is in on a gap year undertaking three months of voluntary work. In November 2009 Nick was lucky enough to get to married Helen. He has spent almost all of his adult life outside of politics having started his own business in 1990, a marketing communications company based in nearby Ware. .
Nick is a keen football and rugby fan, enjoys travelling both at home and abroad. He tries to get to the local gym as often as possible!
Because of his extensive experience outside of politics and in particular his business experience he hopes to bring a wealth of understanding to Enfield North, a constituency that needs to see more jobs and businesses move into the area. His recent campaign, 'Back our local economy' is helping to encourage business into local shops and tradesmen and women at a time when they most need help.
In addition, Nick has been until recently the Chairman of Chase Ward community action partnership team which has focused on local community projects and policing priorities. However, one local issue has dominated across Enfield North over the last seven years, namely Chase Farm Hospital which was threatened with downgrading by the last Labour government. Other key campaigns include Enfield commuter problems (he travels on all the different commuter services across the constituency to Westminster every day).
In his maiden speech on 27th May he set out his clear priorities for the constituency based on a government program that will return more powers for local decision making to local people. You can watch or read the maiden speech here.