Darren Millar AM

Assembly Member for Clwyd West
Spokesperson for Education
Darren was elected to the National Assembly for Wales in May 2007.  He currently serves on the opposition front bench as Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services, chairs the Assembly's influential Public Accounts Committee and sits as a member of the Health and Well-being 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.

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 (CMI), a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Darren has previously been Shadow Minister for the Environment and Planning, Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government and Shadow Minister for the Economy. He is a fomer member of the National Assembly's Sustainability Committee, and former Chair of the National Assembly's Health, Well-being and Local Government Committee.

He is currently a member of the Assembly's Health & Social Care Committee and Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.

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 lives in Kinmel Bay with his wife Rebekah and two children, Mary and Toby. He enjoys reading and history, and attends North Coast Church, Towyn.


Gap between best and worst GCSE areas in Wales widens

The gap in GCSE performance between the best and worst areas in Wales has widened – and is at its worst point in five years.


In high performing Monmouthshire, a Conservative-run administration, 67% of all GCSEs were recorded as A* to C grades.


Welsh Government U-turn on tuition fees

Welsh Conservatives have welcomed the Welsh Government’s U-turn on raising the tuition fee threshold from £9000 to £9250.

In July, the Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams AM announced plans to raise the tuition fee cap.

A&E waiting times double

Responding to NHS Wales’ quarterly report on ‘Time spent in NHS Wales Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments’, published today via StatsWales, Welsh Conservative health spokesman, Darren Millar AM comments.