Nigel Adams is a British politician, member of the Conservative Party, and a Member of Parliament (MP) from the constituency of Selby and Ainsty, which was created in 2010. Nigel has been winning from this constituency since 2010 and was elected in 2015, 2017 and most recently in 2019. Owing to his good work for the constituency and its people, Nigel’s vote share in the United Kingdom parliamentary elections has been consistently rising. Starting with 2010, when Nigel received 49.4 percent of the total votes, the vote share increased to 52.5% in 2015, 58.7% in 2017 and 60.3% in 2019.
Nigel comes from the local community and has thorough knowledge about the various issues of his constituency. This has been very helpful for him when it comes to addressing the problems being faced by residents of Selby and Ainsty. Nigel shares a good rapport with people in his constituency and has been actively involved in various welfare and development projects in the area.
Early life and education
Nigel Adams was born in Goole on November 30, 1966. His upbringing was quite unlike his peers, as his father worked as a school caretaker and his late mother was a school cleaner. His mother had also worked as a home help in Selby area. His parents used to work in South Yorkshire mining villages and later shifted to Selby area in late 1950s. Nigel received education at Camblesforth Primary School and later at Selby Grammar School, but he left school when he was 17 years old. Nigel’s work career spanned various sales roles, primarily in advertising and telecommunications industry. He had interest in starting his own business, which he did in 1993, when he launched Advanced Digital Telecom Limited. The company was successful and later acquired by JWE Telecom PLC. Nigel is married to Claire Robson and has four children.
Nigel Adams became a member of the Conservative Party in 1992. In his political career, Nigel has held a number of ministerial positions. During the two years from 2017 to 2019, Nigel was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales and Government Whip and Lord Commissioner to HM Treasury. He had also served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to two Leaders of the House of Lords and Junior Minister at the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. In 2019, Nigel was appointed as the Minister of State for Sport, Media and Creative Industries.
Nigel Adams has avid interest in sports and one of his favorites is cricket. He had played for York Senior and West Riding cricket leagues and was part of Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s members committee. He had also served as Secretary of the Lords and Commons Cricket Club. In 2013, Nigel had captained Lords and Commons Cricket team. Nigel is also involved in various social and charitable initiatives.