Fiona Millar

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Fiona Millar
Born 2 January 1958
Lambeth, London, England
Nationality British
Alma mater University College London
Occupation Journalist
Partner(s) Alastair Campbell
Children 3

Fiona Millar (born 2 January 1958) is a British journalist and campaigner on education and parenting issues. She is a former adviser to Cherie Blair. She writes a blog, The Truth About Our Schools, on education issues.

Early life[edit]

She attended Camden School for Girls, then a selective grammar school, on Sandall Road in Kentish Town, north London. She would later become a critic of grammar schools. She studied economics and economic history at UCL.


She began in journalism as a trainee on the Daily Mirror, later moving to the Daily Express, where she was a colleague of Peter Hitchens.

She was an adviser to Cherie Blair from 1995-2003. In 2005, along with Melissa Benn, she co-wrote a pamphlet A Comprehensive Future: Quality and Equality for all our children and is active in the campaign against the Trust Schools white paper, appearing alongside such Labour Party figures as Neil Kinnock and Estelle Morris at campaign meetings.

She is vice-chair of Comprehensive Future, an organisation that promotes the perceived advantages of comprehensive schools in the UK. Her children attend state schools in the Camden LEA, and she is a governor of the William Ellis boys' comprehensive school and Gospel Oak Primary School. Millar's articles have appeared regularly in the education supplement of The Guardian newspaper since 2003. She is Chair of Trustees of the Family and Parenting Institute.

In 2009 Millar received the Fred and Anne Jarvis Award from the National Union of Teachers for her campaigning for good quality local comprehensive schools as against academies.[1] That same year she wrote The Secret World of the Working Mother, a book about finding the balance between working and being a mother.

In 2010 she helped form the Local Schools Network, a pro-state schools pressure group

Personal life[edit]

Her partner is Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former Director of Communications. They have two sons (born November 1987 and July 1989) and a daughter (born May 1993). They live in Gospel Oak. She is a "Distinguished Supporter" of the British Humanist Association.[2]


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  1. ^ "Dave Brinson: Executive Report". Dave Brinson. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
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