Haydn Hughes is an Anguillian politician and a former nominated member of the House of Assembly of Anguilla.
Early life and education
Haydn Hughes was born on 13 October 1971 in Barbados to
Hubert and Norma Hughes. He attended the Road Primary School and later the Valley Secondary School ( Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School), graduating in 1988.
high school at age 17 and went on to work as a Physical Education
teacher at the primary and high school. He joined Barclays Bank Plc in 1989
in the foreign trade and current accounts departments.
He spent 22 years in the private sector including some 20 years as a business owner. He first contested as a candidate for the Anguilla United Movement (AUM) in 2005.
For many years Hughes was a leading figure behind the Anguilla Independence Movement (AIM),
He was the first ever Anguillian recipient of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association scholarship that afforded him an opportunity to study at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland. He served as a member of the Executive Board of Cap Juluca where he oversaw a number of departments including Villa Operations, Beach and Watersports, Landscaping and Security.
In 2010, Hughes was appointed as a Nominated Member of the House of Assembly of Anguilla and Parliamentary Secretary with responsibility for Tourism and Sports.
Hughes was unsuccessful in winning the Distric 6, Road South seat in his second attempt at the polls in the 22 April 2015 election.
Hughes has worked in his community for over 25 years and is an avid song writer and philanthropist.
An athelete from secondary school, Hughes competed in track for the island including at the 1990 CARIFTA games in Jamaica.