David Llewelyn Darkin

About David

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.


BA(Hons) Architecture

Dip.Arch Architecture

Dip.Prac Business Management / Practice Administration

Political Career

2017 Parliamentary Candidate for Carmarthen East & Dinefwr

2017 County Council Candidate for Elli

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

2017-Present: President: Llanelli Chamber of Trade & Commerce

2015-Now Chair: Friends of Llanelli Train Station

2014-2017 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

2008 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


Rugby, Swimming, Origami, Skateboarding