Cllr Miller was appointed Leader of the Council in May 2018.
He was first elected to the council in 2006 to represent Washington South ward.
Before becoming Leader, Cllr Miller was the Cabinet’s portfolio holder for Health, Housing and Adult Services.
Cllr Miller is particularly passionate about mental health as the basis for good overall health and wellbeing and he is a Health and Mental Health Champion for the city.
He is Chair of Age UK Sunderland and a governor on the Oak Learning Trust. He also represents the council and city on a number of bodies and organisations including the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and the North East Combined Authority Leadership Board where he is the lead for Economic Development & Digital.
As Leader of Sunderland City Council, Cllr Miller’s focus is continuing to work in partnership on the city’s economic regeneration, building on progress in relation to housing and infrastructure development alongside the creation of skills and employment opportunities.