Title: Leader of the Council
Representing: Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council
Political grouping: Labour
Darren became the Leader of Barking & Dagenham Council in 2014. Since then, he has established the borough as one of the most important growth opportunities in London and the Council has won numerous awards, including LGC Council of the Year for 2018.
Since 2016, Darren has served on the London Councils Executive – first as the Executive Member for the City Development and now as the Executive Member for Housing and Planning. In his current role he has prioritised the delivery of truly affordable housing in the capital, fire safety, reducing homelessness and reducing the use of a temporary accommodation.
Darren is also a member of the Homes for Londoners Board, the Skills for Londoners Board, Arts Council England, the Arts Council for London and the Create London Board