Daylin Gary Mitchell (born 7 February 1986) is a South African politician who is currently serving as the Deputy Chief Whip of the Majority Party, the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament and the Chairperson of the Conduct Committee and the Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works. He has been serving as a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament since September 2015. He previously served as the Chairperson of both the Standing Committee on the Premier and Constitutional Matters and the Petitions Committee.[1][2][3]


Daylin Mitchell

Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament
Assumed office
21 September 2015
ConstituencyBeaufort West
Personal details
Born (1986-02-07) 7 February 1986 (age 34)
NationalitySouth African
Political partyDemocratic Alliance
OccupationPolitician

Political careerEdit

Mitchell has served as a youth leader in the Democratic Alliance. He has also served as interim Youth Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the party's Western Cape Metropolitan Region. He served as National Director for Provincial Growth and Guidance from 2013 to 2014 and was the Democratic Alliance Chief of Staff at the Provincial Parliament from 2014 to 2015.

Speaker Sharna Fernandez swore Mitchell in as a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on 21 September 2015. At the age of 29, he became the youngest member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. In the Fifth Provincial Parliament, he served as Chairperson of both the Standing Committee on the Premier and Constitutional Matters and the Petitions Committee.[4]

He was re-elected as a Member of the Provincial Parliament in May 2019. He was appointed Deputy Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance caucus. In June 2019, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament elected Committee Chairpersons. Mitchell was elected Chairperson of both the Conduct Committee and the Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ New Member sworn in, wcpp, 21 September 2015. Retrieved on 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ Daylin Gary Mitchell, People's Assembly. Retrieved on 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ Meyer, Warda. DA’s youngest MPL takes oath, IOL, 29 September 2015. Retrieved on 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ Hon Daylin Mitchell, wcpp. Retrieved on 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ WC provincial parliament elects Scopa, committee chairpersons, IOL, 5 June 2019. Retrieved on 7 July 2019.
  6. ^ Gerber, Jan. Former Bitou mayor to chair Western Cape's Scopa, News24, 4 June 2019. Retrieved on 7 July 2019.