Darren Millar

Darren Millar
Darren Millar AM
Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services
Assumed office
July 2011
Leader Andrew R T Davies
Preceded by Nick Bourne
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Clwyd West
Assumed office
May 2007
Preceded by Alun Pugh
Majority 4,248 (16.9%)
Personal details
Born 1976 (age 34–35)
Nationality British / Irish
Political party Welsh Conservatives

Darren Millar (born 1976) is a Welsh politician. He is currently a Welsh Conservative member of the National Assembly for Wales for Clwyd West.



Darren Millar lives in the Kinmel Bay area with his wife and two children. He enjoys reading and history, and attends North Coast Church.[1]

Professional career

Prior to his election to the Assembly, Darren was a manager for an international charity. He has also been an accountant working in the construction, care home and telecommunications industries. Darren is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).[1]

Political career

In 2000/2001, Darren became the youngest serving Mayor in Wales, a record which he understands is as yet unbroken, when he served the township of Towyn and Kinmel Bay. He has also served as a member of Conwy County Borough Council, the North Wales Police Authority and the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

Darren 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 National Assembly's Sustainability Committee, and a former Chair of the National Assembly's Health, Well-being and Local Government Committee.

In November 2010 he was elected as Chair of the Assembly's Public Accounts Committee. Darren 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.

In the 2003 National Assembly for Wales election, he stood as a candidate for the Vale of Clwyd where he increased the Conservatives' vote share by 8.4%.

In the 2007 National Assembly for Wales election, he was elected to the Clwyd West seat, defeating the incumbent Labour AM, Alun Pugh, by 6.1%.

In the 2011 National Assembly for Wales election, he was re-elected to the Clwyd West seat with an increased majority of 16.9%.

Offices held

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Alun Pugh
Assembly Member for Clwyd West
Political offices
Preceded by
Elin Jones
Shadow Minister for the Environment
June 2007– Feb 2009
Succeeded by
Angela Burns
Preceded by
Nick Ramsay
Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government
Feb 2007– Nov 2010
Succeeded by
Jonathan Morgan
Preceded by
David Melding
Shadow Minister for Economy and Transport
Nov 2010– May 2011
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Shadow Minister for Health
May 2011– July 2011
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Shadow Minister for Health & Social Services
July 2011–present

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