Boles is the son of Sir Jack Boles, the Head of the National Trust from 1975 to 1983, and the great-nephew of Conservative MP Dennis Parenting bibliography. In 1995, he founded a small DIY supply business, Longwall Holdings Limited, where he is non-executive chairman, having served as the chief executive until 2000. In 1998, he was elected to Westminster City Council for the West End ward comprising Mayfair and Soho.
He was chairman of the Housing Committee from 1999 to 2001, before stepping down in 2002. He and Gove, along with fellow MPs Ed Vaizey, David Cameron, George Osborne and Rachel Whetstone, were often described as being the Conservative Party’s ‘Notting Hill Set’. Boles was the Conservative Party candidate for the Labour-held marginal seat of Hove for the May 2005 general election. He was elected as member for Grantham and Stamford on 6 May 2010 with a majority of 14,826 votes. He was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb in 2010. Boles was Minister for Planning between November 2012 and August 2014 He introduced a “presumption for sustainable development” aimed at making new housing development easier, which required councils to create local plans identifying areas that were suitable for further building. On 26 October 2016, Boles announced that a cancerous tumour been had found in his head and he expected to undergo treatment soon.
Boles has called for the forming of a “National Liberal” faction within the Conservative Party formed of social liberals with fiscal conservative views, and suggested some Conservative candidates might benefit from running for election under that name to win over voters who did not consider themselves Conservatives. 17 and devising a better solution to support good parenting of young children than the Sure Start programme which in the speech he says is “demonstrably ineffective”. Boles is a member of the Cambridge-based think tank the Henry Jackson Society, which advocates a pro-active approach to the spread of democracy in the world. In 2012 Boles was listed as being a participant in that year’s Bilderberg Group meeting. Boles supported the Remain campaign in the European Union membership referendum in 2016. Boles is also a supporter of Land Value Tax. Boles is gay, and in May 2011, he entered a civil partnership, as noted in his contribution to the parliamentary debate on the Middle East on 16 May 2011.
He is the brother-in-law of former Conservative MP Dudley Fishburn. 80 in Parliamentary expenses for Hebrew lessons so that he could talk to his partner. Free up green-belt land for new housing, says Policy Exchange”. New planning minister grew up in glorious countryside but won’t say green belt is sacrosanct”. Nick Boles selected to fight Thatcher seat”.
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