Born and raised in Carmarthenshire, I have been working here as an architect since I set up my own architect's practice in 2009.

My political interests are varied, but my main focus has been on Health & Social Care and Housing & Development. I also have a keen interest in Business and Local Economic Development.

In 2001 I left Llanelli and lived and worked throughout the UK whilst studying Architecture. I gained my first two degrees at the University of Portsmouth where I campaigned to become president of the student's union and enjoyed playing for the university rugby team. In 2009 I gained my qualifying degree at Birmingham City University before returning home to Carmarthenshire.

In 2016, I was elected as a Llanelli Town Councillor.

Qualifications
BA(Hons) Architecture
Dip.Arch Architecture
Dip.Prac Business Management / Practice Administration

Political Career
2016 Chair of Constituency Labour Party
2016 Llanelli Town Councillor
2014 Chair of Constituency Labour Party
2013 Vice Chair of Constituency Labour Party
2013 Secretary of Carmarthenshire Young Labour
2013 Junior Vice Chair of Constituency Labour Party
2012 County Council Candidate for Llangennech
2012 Secretary of Manifesto Writing Committee
2011 Recruitment & Membership Officer for Llanelli Constituency Party
2011, 12, 13, 14, 15 Labour Party Conference
2007 Student's Union Presidential Candidate
2007 University of Portsmouth Delegate at NUS conference

Community Involvement
2015-Now Chair: Friends of Llanelli Train Station
2014-Now Vice-President: Llanelli Chamber of Trade & Commerce
2014-Now Vice Chair: Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) West Wales
2012-13 Chair of Parc Howard Association
2011-Now: Treasurer of SOSPPAN (Save Our Services Prince Philip Action Network)
Committee for the Improvement of Hospital Services
Actively campaigned for Llanelli Fire Service

Work Career
2009 Architect: Darkin Architects
2007 Architect: Capita Architecture
2005 Library Assistant: UoP
2005 Team Leader: UoP Student's Union
2004 Arch Assistant: Kenn Scaddan Associates
2002 Caretaker: UoP Halls
2002 Till Operator: McDonalds
1998 Cashier: School Bank in Partnership with HSBC
1994 Paper Boy: Bridge Street News Agent

Interests
Rugby, Swimming, Origami, Skateboarding
David Darkin and Carwyn Jones