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Nigel Mills
Official portrait of Nigel Mills MP crop 2.jpg
Official portrait, 2019
Member of Parliament
for Amber Valley
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Judy Mallaber
Majority 16,886 (37.1%)
Personal details
Born Jacksdale, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Newcastle University

Nigel John Mills is a British Conservative Party politician and former chartered accountant. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Amber Valley in Derbyshire since the 2010 general election. He has campaigned for Leave Means Leave, a Eurosceptic group.

Early life and career

Mills was born in Jacksdale, Nottinghamshire, in 1974 and was privately educated at Loughborough Grammar School in Leicestershire. He went on to study Classics at Newcastle University.

Mills qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999, working for PricewaterhouseCoopers until early 2010, moving on to Deloitte working as a Tax Adviser to businesses, specialising in transfer pricing.

Personal life

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.

He lives in Langley Mill in Derbyshire and London. He is a season ticket holder at Notts County F.C. and is a member of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

Award

In November 2013, Mills shared The Spectator's Parliamentarian of the Year Award along with 14 other MPs for voting against tighter regulation of the press, which had been proposed following developments such as the News International phone hacking scandal. The group of 15 rebels lost the vote as 531 MPs voted for the bill in question, with their vote being on the grounds of protecting press freedom.

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