Baron Douglas Hurd CH CBE PC

Statesman Of British Politics

Standing in some of the most pivotal moments of recent political history, Lord Douglas Hurd’s extraordinary career has made him one of the most respected British political statesmen. The experiences during his career make him a great politics speaker and after dinner speaker for events.

He entered politics as Political Secretary to Edward Heath, who was then the Conservative Party Leader of the Opposition. For twenty-three years, Lord Hurd represented the constituency of mid-Oxfordshire (now Whitney), the seat now held by David Cameron. In government, Lord Hurd paved the way for the Anglo Irish Agreement, serving as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Describing his career using anecdotal tales during talks as an after dinner speaker, Lord Hurd is an engaging and intriguing character who has addressed hundreds of conferences and events. As the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Hurd’s time in the post was eventful to say the least. He oversaw the turbulent years in politics from the late eighties to the mid-nineties, which included The Gulf War and other immense changes, particularly in Eastern Europe.

As Home Secretary, he promoted prison reform, including greater rehabilitation of offenders. As Foreign Secretary under John Major, Hurd fostered better relations with Europe after Margaret Thatcher’s eurosceptic end of term policies. As a politics speaker, Lord Hurd is highly perceptive of current affairs. During his keynote speeches, he provides a perspective on the politics behind alliances and agreements that shape history.

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