Mr Silvio Parnis received his primary education at Paola Primary School and his secondary education at St. Elias College in Santa Venera.
Silvio Parnis has been successfully elected in general elections since 1998. He also served as Mayor of Paola from 1994 to 1998. During the 2003-2008 legislature, he was the Labour Party's spokesperson on senior citizens and prepared the party's position paper on this issue together with a team of experts.
In 2008, he was appointed the Labour Party's opposition spokesperson on consumer protection. Later in that legislature, Silvio Parnis served as Labour Party Opposition Spokesperson on Sustainable Development for the South of Malta.
In March 2013, he was re-elected as Member of Parliament for the Fourth District in the Maltese Parliament and was appointed by the Prime Minister as Chairman of the Consultative Council for the South of Malta. During this term, he spearheaded several projects, including the Paola Square Project, the study on Wied Blandun and the new concept on the "Ġonna tal-Qari". Parnis also contributed significantly to other projects such as the university buildings in Cospicua and Inwadar Park. From 2013 to 2017, he also held the role of Chairman of the Committee on Bills.
In 2017, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat appointed Silvio Parnis as Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government and Communities. Upon taking office, he immediately began work on local government and local enforcement reform.
In January 2020, Prime Minister Robert Abela appointed Silvio Parnis as Parliamentary Secretary for Active Ageing and Persons with Disability. He immediately began his work to continue to ensure a better quality of life for the elderly in the communities, further improve community services and to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities.
Silvio Parnis retired from politics in March 2022 and now works at Infrastructure Malta.
Silvio Parnis was born in Paola on 19 October 1965 to Michael and Doris née Caruana. He is married to Dorianne Parnis née Cauchi and they have a son Jacob.