Darren Millar


Darren David Millar (born 1976) is a Welsh politician. He is a Welsh Conservative Member of the Senedd for Clwyd West.[1]

Darren Millar

Member of the Senedd
for Clwyd West
Assumed office
May 2007
Preceded byAlun Pugh
Majority5,063 (19.3%)
Shadow Minister for Education
Assumed office
2016
LeaderAndrew R T Davies
Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services
In office
2011–2016
LeaderAndrew R T Davies
Preceded byNick Bourne
Succeeded byAngela Burns
Personal details
Born1976 (age 4344)
NationalityBritish / Irish
Political partyWelsh Conservatives
Websitewww.darrenmillaram.com

Political career


In 2000/2001, Millar became mayor of the township of Towyn and Kinmel Bay.[citation needed] He was also a member of Conwy County Borough Council, the North Wales Police Authority and the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.[citation needed]

In the 2003 Senedd election, he stood unsuccessfully as the Conservative candidate for the Vale of Clwyd.[2]

In the 2007 election, Millar was elected to the Clwyd West seat, defeating the incumbent Labour MS, Alun Pugh.[3] He was re-elected in the 2011[4] and 2016 elections.[5]

He is a former Shadow Minister for the Environment and Planning, a former Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government and also a former Shadow Minister for Economy and Transport. He is a former member of the Senedd's Sustainability Committee, and a former Chair of the Senedd's Health, Well-being and Local Government Committee.[citation needed]

In November 2010 Millar was elected as Chair of the Senedd's Public Accounts Committee. Millar also Chairs the Cross Party Group on Faith, and the Cross Party Group on the Armed Forces and Cadets, both of which he is a founder member.[citation needed]

He was one of three Conservative MSs (along with Andrew RT Davies and Mark Isherwood) to vote for Brexit in the 2016 Brexit referendum.[6][7][8]

Personal life


Millar lives in the Kinmel Bay area with his wife and three children. He enjoys reading and history, and attends Festival Church.[9]

References


  1. "Darren Millar AM | Working for Clwyd West". www.darrenmillaram.com. Archived from the original on 13 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  2. "Election results for Vale of Clwyd, 1 May 2003". senedd.assembly.wales. 1 May 2003.
  3. "Election results for Clwyd West, 3 May 2007". senedd.assembly.wales. 3 May 2007.
  4. "Election results for Clwyd West, 5 May 2011". senedd.assembly.wales. 5 May 2011.
  5. "Election results for Clwyd West, 6 May 2016". senedd.assembly.wales. 6 May 2016.
  6. "The EU Referendum: My view". Darren Millar AM.
  7. Flint, Rachel (24 June 2016). "EU Referendum: What happens to Wales now after we voted for Brexit?". northwales.
  8. "Sharp End March 19th". www.itv.com.
  9. "Assembly Member Biographies - Darren Millar". Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 1 June 2007.