A HILLINGDON politician is celebrating a promotion to a key post within the shadow Government offices.
Ruislip Northwood MP Nick Hurd learnt yesterday (Monday) he is to take on the role of shadow minister for charities, social enterprise and the voluntary sector.
He has been appointed by Conservative leader David Cameron after a reshuffle which has seen the previous holder of the post, Gregg Clark, take on the role of tackling climate change.
Mr Hurd said: "The voluntary sector used to be called the 'third' sector but under David Cameron's promise to mend what we are calling Broken Britain we see it as the 'first' sector.
"There are a huge number of organisations working to reduce things like knife crime or drug abuse in young people and I look forward to working with all of them in my new job."
Mr Hurd has been an MP since the general election of 2005 and up until his promotion was working in the Whips office.
The new post involves a seat on the front bench.