Hendry, Charles

Charles Hendry CBE PC born 6 May 1959 in CuckfieldSussex was a British Conservative Party politician. Formerly the member of parliament for High Peak between the 1992 and 1997 general elections, he was returned as the MP for Wealden in 2001. In May 2010 he was appointed Minister of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change and served until 2012. He stood down at the 2015 general election.Charles Hendry was Minister of State for Energy at the Department for Energy & Climate Change from May 2010 to September 2012. He was elected Conservative MP for Wealden on 7 June 2001.
Charles was educated at Rugby School and Edinburgh University.
Political career
Charles was Special Adviser to the Rt Hon John Moore MP, Secretary of State for Social Services in 1988, and to the Rt Hon Tony Newton MP, Minister of State for Trade & Industry and then Secretary of State for Social Security (1988-90). He served in a number of shadow posts including Shadow Minister for Young People, Shadow Minister for Energy, Industry and Postal Affairs and Shadow Minister for Energy.
Career outside politics
Prior to entering Parliament Charles worked at Ogilvy & Mather PR and Burson-Marsteller.