Damian Hinds

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BornDamian Patrick George Hinds
27 November 1969
Paddington, London, England
Alma materSt Ambrose College, Trinity College (Oxford)
ReligionRoman Catholicism
PartyConservative Party (UK)
UK Minister of State for Security and Borders

Employment.png Minister of State for Prisons

In office
27 October 2022 - Present
Appointed byRishi Sunak

Employment.png Minister of State for Security

In office
13 August 2021 - 7 July 2022
Appointed byBoris Johnson

Employment.png Secretary of State for Education

In office
8 January 2018 - 24 July 2019
Appointed byTheresa May
Preceded byJustine Greening
Succeeded byGavin Williamson

Employment.png UK/Minister of State for Employment Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
17 July 2016 - 8 January 2018
Appointed byTheresa May

Employment.png Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
12 May 2015 - 13 July 2016
Appointed byDavid Cameron
Preceded byPriti Patel

Employment.png Member of Parliament for East Hampshire

In office
6 May 2010 - Present

Damian Patrick George Hinds is a British politician who was Secretary of State for Education from 2018-2019. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Hampshire since the 2010 United Kingdom General Election.

Early life and career

Hinds was educated at St Ambrose College, a voluntary aided Roman Catholic grammar school in Hale Barns, Greater Manchester.

Hinds read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Trinity College, University of Oxford, attaining a first class degree. He was President of the Oxford Union.


Before becoming an MP, Hinds spent 18 years working in the pubs/brewing and hotel industries, in Britain and abroad.[1]

Hinds was chairman of the Bow Group in 2001–02.

He stood in Stretford and Urmston at the 2005 general election, coming second to incumbent MP Beverley Hughes, gaining 30.4% of the vote (an increase for the Conservative Party of 3.3%).

Damian Hinds served as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury from 12 May 2015 until he was made Employment Minister at the Department for Work and Pensions by Prime Minister Theresa May on 17 July 2016.[2] Following the 2018 cabinet reshuffle, he was appointed Education Secretary, succeeding Justine Greening.[3].

Hinds resigned on 24 July 2019 following the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister.[4]

He was appointed the new Minister of State for Security after the Plymouth shooting in August 2021.