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Fiona Millar
Born 2 January, 1958
Nationality British
Alma mater University College London
Occupation Journalist
Spouse(s) Alastair Campbell
Children 3

Fiona Millar (born 2 January, 1958, Lambeth) is a British journalist and high profile education campaigner.

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Early life

She attended Camden School for Girls, then a selective grammar school, on Sandall Road in Kentish Town. She would later become a critic of grammar schools. She studied Economics and Economic History at UCL.

Career

She began in journalism as a trainee on the Daily Mirror, later moving to the Daily Express, where she was a colleague of Peter Hitchens.

She was an adviser to Cherie Blair from 1995-2003. She is not keen on what she calls sharp-elbowed middle class parents getting into some of the better state schools. In 2005, along with Melissa Benn, she co-wrote a pamphlet A Comprehensive Future: Quality and Equality for all our children and is active in the campaign against the Trust Schools white paper, appearing alongside such Labour Party luminaries as Neil Kinnock and Estelle Morris at campaign meetings.

She is Vice-Chair of Comprehensive Future, an organisation that promotes the perceived advantages of comprehensive schools in the UK. Her children attend state schools in the Camden LEA, and she is a school governor at two schools. Millar's articles have appeared regularly in the education supplement of The Guardian newspaper since 2003. She is Chair of Trustees of the Family and Parenting Institute.

In 2009, Millar wrote The Secret World of the Working Mother, a book about finding the balance between working and being a mother.

Commitment to state education

She is governor of the William Ellis boys' comprehensive school and Gospel Oak primary school. She has claimed that Camden LEA is one of the best in the country.

Personal life

Her partner, and the father of her two sons (born November 1987 and July 1989) and daughter (born May 1994), is Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former Director of Communications. Her children attended state schools in Camden LEA. They live in Gospel Oak.

Books

  • Millar, Fiona (March 2009). The Secret World of the Working Mother. Vermilion. ISBN 9780091924232.  

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