Nigel Mills (politician)
|Member of Parliament
for Amber Valley
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Judy Mallaber|
|Born||1974 (age 39–40)
Jacksdale, Nottinghamshire, England
|Alma mater||University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
Nigel John Mills (born 1974) is a Conservative Party politician in England. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Amber Valley since the 2010 general election, when he won the seat with a majority of 536.
During Parliamentary recess in 2011, Mills volunteered with Voluntary Service Overseas in Tajikistan in a placement designed to improve the business environment and therefore stimulate the creation of jobs for more economically and socially vulnerable groups in the country. In 2012 Mills volunteered again in Tajikistan with VSO, advising the government on how to improve the business environment to attract investment and create jobs.
In October 2011, Mills voted for a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union. In August 2013, he voted against the Government's motion calling for support of possible British intervention in Syria.
In November 2013, Mills launched an online petition calling for the Personal allowance in Income Tax to match and track an average working week on the National Minimum Wage, which would increase the Personal allowance to at least £12,304, cutting the tax by £460 for basic rate taxpayers.
In late 2013, he was awarded The Spectator's Parliamentarian of the Year Award.
Amber Valley jobs fair
In September 2013, Mills organised and held the first Amber Valley Jobs Fair to help reduce unemployment in his constituency. The Fair was held at Ripley Leisure Centre, with over forty organisations,offering mostly short term contracts or low paid apprentice positions for school leavers, and over six-hundred constituents attending. Close to one-hundred constituents were successful in finding work, with unemployment in the constituency falling from 3.2% to 3%.
Mills was the partner of Gillian Shaw, the Conservative candidate for Amber Valley in the general elections of 2001 and 2005; she died of cancer in 2006. He became engaged to Alice Elizabeth Ward in January 2013; they married in September 2013.
- "Democracy Live: Your representatives: Nigel Mills". Retrieved 21 November 2012.
- Amber Valley Results bbc.co.uk
- "ambervalley conservatives".
- Telegraph Profile
- Engagement Announcement
- Nigel Mills MP Conservative Party profile
- Nigel Mills MP Amber Valley Conservatives profile
- Electoral history and profile at The Guardian
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Amber Valley