Nick was elected as a Kent County Councillor for Sevenoaks West on 4 May 2017. He was first elected to Kent County Council in May 1997 as the Member for Sevenoaks East. He and his family live in Sevenoaks.
Nick has held a wide variety of posts at KCC including being Chairman of the Economic Development Board, Cabinet Member for Finance, Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste and Chairman of Kent Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. He is currently Chairman of the Kent Fire and Rescue Authority.