Nigel Adams

Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams

Name: Mr Nigel Adams

Born: 30 November 1966

Party: Conservative

Constituency: Selby and Ainsty


Mr Adams was born in Goole. He grew up among some of his constituents in Selby. He attended the then prestigious Selby Grammar School in 1978 having excelled at Camblesforth Primary School. Unlike most of his peers in the Conservative party and in Parliament as a whole, Mr Adams did not attend university.

He was able to forge his own way in business thanks to a £20 Enterprise Allowance Scheme under the John Major Conservative Government. Nigel ran his company, Advanced Digital Telecom Limited for just over a decade before selling it to JWE Telecom PLC.

In 1992, Adams became a member of the Conservative Party.

He was officially appointed in May 2018 and is currently the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

After the January 2018 Government reshuffle, Nigel Adams was promoted to Lord Commissioner to HM Treasury in the Government Whips Office. As a minister, he fulfills this responsibility in addition to his other duties.

Nigel Adams was one of the key figures in the 2016 unsuccessful Conservative Party leadership bid by Boris Johnson. He appeared in the 2017 BBC docudrama Theresa vs. Boris: How May became PM.

In 2016, the opposition Labour Party proposed an amendment to legislation that would require landlords to make their homes livable.

Seventy-two of the Conservative MPs (including Adams) who voted against an amendment in Parliament derived a personal income from renting.

MP Nigel Adams was criticised by Greenpeace for promoting biomass as a resource after accepting more than £50,000 in political donations from the biomass sector.


Last Election Results:

Mr Adams won 33,995 votes out of a possible 56,376. This represents a 60.3% majority in his constituency. There was a voter turnout of 72%.

Voting History Snapshot

Voted Aye to the Nationality and Borders Bill: Second Reading.

Voted Nay to the Armed Forces Bill: Report Stage: Amendment 2.

Voted Aye to the Treasury update on international aid.

Voted Nay to the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Reasoned Amendment to Second Reading.

Voted Nay to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Report Stage: New Clause 98.

Contact Details

Telephone: 020 7219 7141


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