Darshan is currently Chairman of Chigwell Parish Council and duly elected District Councillor for Chigwell Village. Darshan moved to Chigwell in 2010 with his wife and two sons, the eldest who recently graduated from University and his youngest who currently attends West Hatch High School. Darshan is a qualified property professional, running his own estate agency from offices just off Manor Road. He is also currently Regional Representative of the Essex Region for the ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents).
Darshan has a full four year elected term experience as a Councillor in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, sitting on Licensing and Housing committees and speaking for the Council's own tenants on its Tenants' Council. Whilst a Councillor, Darshan was instrumental in establishing the group which is now developing the Highams Park Neighbourhood Plan and worked closely with the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, giving him clear insight into the causes and effects of crime and disorder. He also helped establish a monthly Farmers' Market in the local town centre, which is thriving to this day.
He has been an active member of the Chigwell Residents Association since 2010 and has taken a keen interest in the shaping of the Chigwell Neighbourhood Plan. His decision to serve on this and the Parish Council's Forward Plan Committee, allows him to ensure that the views of Chigwell residents are heard and taken into account at every level.
First elected to the Parish Council: 2016