|Member of Parliament |
for Amber Valley
Assumed office |
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Judy Mallaber|
1974 (age 43–44)|
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. He has campaigned for Leave Means Leave, a Eurosceptic group.
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.
Mills attracted media attention in December 2014 after being caught playing Candy Crush on his iPad during a Work and Pensions Committee meeting, reportedly over a two and a half hour period. Mills admitted "There was a bit of the meeting that I wasn't focusing on and I probably had a game or two.". He initially admitted to The Sun that he had been playing and told the newspaper that he would "try not do it again". He later apologised "unreservedly" for his behaviour.
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.
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- Nigel Mills MP Conservative Party profile
- Nigel Mills MP Amber Valley Conservatives profile
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 2010–present
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Appearances on C-SPAN
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| Member of Parliament for Amber Valley