|Personal Information Summary|
|Mother / Mom||Jackie Grimes|
|Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB||July 22, 1993. As of 2023, he is around 30 years old.|
|Wedding & Marriage / Wife / Girlfriend / Partner||Check the full bio for relationship details.|
|Where is Darren Grimes from?||Grimes grew up in Consett, County Durham, England, as a single parent.|
|Children / No. of Kids||None|
|Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race||White|
Wikipedia Biography / Profile Background
Darren Grimes is a digital manager for the Institute of Economic Affairs in London, England. He is also the founder of BeLeave, a campaign for Brexit aimed at youth.
Personal Life : Parents, Family and Education
- Darren Grimes was born on July 22, 1993, in County Durham, England. He was raised by a single mother, Jackie, in an ex-council house in County Durham, in north-eastern England. He has two brothers.
- He attended Newcastle College from 2012 to 2013, achieving a diploma with distinction in Art and Design.
- He also achieved a Fashion degree from Newcastle College in 2015.
- Darren then continued his studies at the University of Brighton in Brighton, England, from 2015 to 2016. He achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion and Business Studies.
- Darren is gay and currently resides in London, England.
Career, Income, Salary and Net Worth :
- Darren worked in social media management for the Liberal Democrats from May 2015 to July 2015. While there, he was the head of social media and a content creator for MP Norman Lamb’s campaign.
- From January 2012 until June 2016, Darren worked as a part-time customer assistant for Marks and Spencer.
- From January 2015 to June 2016, Darren was part of the BBC’s Generation 2015/16. He appeared in short films, worked behind the scenes on BBC shows like Radio 1’s Newsbeat, was allowed to conduct interviews with Scotland’s First Minister and England’s former Deputy Prime Minister, and continued to appear on BBC programming beyond the time limits of the Generation campaign.
- In December 2015, Darren founded BeLeave, a campaign aimed at Darren’s millennial generation that advocated for Britain to leave the European Union following the 2016 referendum. Darren was one of the loudest voices of the campaign, frequently appearing on TV in debates on the BBC and Channel 4, as well as writing articles appearing in The Guardian and Daily Express.
- From August 2016 to July 2018, Darren was the Deputy Editor for Brexit Central, where he contributed to establishing the Brexit Central brand, its social media outlets and overall design.
- Since July 2018, Darren has been a digital manager for the Institute of Economic Affairs in London, England.
Interesting Facts, Height and Trivia :
- Darren was fined twenty thousand pounds by the Electoral Commission in July 2018 for breaking electoral law through BeLeave’s involvement with other pro-Brexit campaigns during the time of the referendum. In July 2019, Darren won his appeal against the Commission and no longer had to pay this fine.
- During the difficult times of the trial and subsequent appeal, Darren became a member of the Anglican Church and found great comfort in his faith. He invited Father Marcus Walker of the Great Bartholomew’s Church in London’s Barbican, to the resolution of his appeal.
- While the trial was ongoing, Darren’s mother Jackie offered to sell her house to pay for his fine and court fees. However, in the end, Darren crowdfunded the money for the court. He raised a total of £93,956 from 2,980 pledges!