Darren Hughes

Deputy Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society
Darren Hughes

Darren Hughes

Darren joined the Electoral Reform Society in 2012, initially as Director of Campaigns and Research and in 2014 became Deputy Chief Executive.

Originally from New Zealand, he was elected to the House of Representatives at age 24 and served across three parliaments.  During that time he was a government minister; an opposition shadow minister; a party whip; and in addition to portfolio responsibilities such as transport; infrastructure; social development and employment; and education was deputy leader and then shadow leader of the House. 

New Zealand has had proportional representation for around 20 years and Darren is a firm believer in its ability to represent people more fairly and for the culture of politics to change more positively.

 

Darren is available for press and broadcast interviews and can provide commentary on our democracy and the current political agenda.

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