Chairman of the Parliamentary & Public Affairs Committee – Nigel Parker

Nigel Parker

Nigel joined the CUGB about eight years ago and Council and PPAC last year. He organised the 2016 Craigmyle Lecture, initiated a regular Events Briefing and has written policy papers on refugees and the ECHR.

For most of his career he was an employed barrister at the FCO, advising on international, EU and English law. He has extensive experience of briefing ministers and negotiating with the UN, EU, CoE, and OSCE. He has been responsible for primary and secondary legislation and understands the Parliamentary process.

He has good contacts with many NGOs such as ACN, SPUC and the APPG on Religious Freedom and has participated in training and conferences of NGOs working actively on pro-life and pro-family issues.

He hopes to engage all members of the PPAC so as to increase the Committee’s impact and ensure that the Catholic Union’s voice is heard in all major policy debates.