Nicholas Ridley

Hon. Nicholas Ridley

Rush ID: 8778

Details

Born:
17 February 1929
Died:
4 March 1993
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Civil engineer
Election occupation:
Company director
Parentage:
3rd Viscount Ridley and the daughter of Sir Edwin Lutyens
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
8778
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q324805
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. RIDLEY, Hon. Nicholas (1929-1993)

Peerages

  1. Baron Ridley of Liddesdale

    Life

    1992

Constituencies

  1. Cirencester and Tewkesbury

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1959
    Date of election: 8 October 1959
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1992
    Date of exit: 9 April 1992
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Blyth

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1955
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1962-1964

    to Sir Edward Boyle, as Minister of Education

  2. Parliamentary Secretary 1970

    June-October 1970. Ministry of Technology

  3. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1970-1972

    Department of Trade and Industry

  4. Minister of State 1979-1981

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  5. Secretary of State for Environment 1986-1989

  6. Secretary of State for Transport 1983-1986

  7. Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1981-1983

  8. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 1989-1990

Higher education

  1. Balliol College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Campbell, Hon. Clayre

    Year: 1950

    Notes: Divorced 1974. 3 daughters.

  2. Kendall, Judy

    Year: 1979

Relationships

  1. Grandson of Matthew Ridley

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member