Douglas Hurd

[The Lord Hurd of Westwell]

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Douglas Richard Hurd, Baron Hurd of Westwell (born 8 March 1930), is a British Conservative politician and novelist, who served in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major between 1979 and his retirement in 1995.

Born at Marlborough, Wiltshire, Hurd first entered Parliament in February 1974, as MP for the Mid Oxfordshire constituency (Witney from 1983). His first government ... more »

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  • ''It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.''
    Douglas Hurd (b. 1930), British Conservative politician. Quoted in Observer (London, June 9, 1991). On aid to Russia.
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