Councillor Dr Darren Paffey

Party: Labour

Ward: Peartree

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Contact information

Correspondence address: 
c/o Democratic Services
Southampton City Council
Civic Centre
SO14 7LY

Phone:  02380 435070


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Term of Office

  • 05/05/2011 - 07/05/2015

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Biography :

Councillor Darren Paffey has been a ward Councillor for Peartree since 2011 and is vice-chair of the Labour group of councillors.  He has policy interests in education, skills development, children’s safeguarding and seeing public, private and voluntary sectors cooperate to tackle inequalities.  He is a governor at a local secondary Academy. 


Born in the north-east but later raised in Hampshire, he came to Southampton 13 years ago where he is now married and has two young children.  He works as a Spanish Lecturer at the University of Southampton, conducting research into political media discourse, and working in Latin America to establish student exchange and research links.


Councillor Paffey recently led the formation of the Southampton Fairness Commission, a strategic group of senior influencers, exploring how to make the City a fairer place to live and work and seeking to engage public, private and voluntary sectors to reduce local inequalities.  He now serves as the Commission’s Vice-Chair.