Matthew is currently the Leader of the Opposition on Newport City Council, and a current Councillor for the Allt-yr-yn ward in Newport, and has retained this seat on the Council since 1999. Formerly Matthew was the proprietor of a corporate catering business, based in Newport.
Matthew was raised in Newport West, and his family have lived here for generations. As a former Leader of Newport Council he was instrumental in leading a number of key strategic projects and played an active role in their successful delivery e.g. Friars Walk retail development. As a former Mayor of the City of Newport, Matthew has been privileged to visit many community based projects and to engage with numerous local organisations and companies - so has a detailed perspective of Newport and all that's going on within the city.
- • Mayor of the City of Newport May 2014- 2015.
- • Leader of the Council 2008- 2012.
- • Leader of the Opposition 2004-2008, 2012-2014 and presently.
- • Councillor Newport City Council 1999 - Present.
Voluntary and Community Work:
- • Clytha School Governor 1999- Present.
- • Glasllwch School Governor 1999 – Present.
- • Member of the RFCA 2012- Present.
- • Member of the Ridgeway Community Centre Management Committee 1999- Present.
- • Member of Newport Gwent Dragons.
- • Member of Oakfield Constitutional Club.
- • Member of Bannatyne’s Health Club.
- • Member and Former Captain of Stow Park Tennis Club.
- • Friend of Newport Rugby Club.
Matthew is always available to help residents and the wider community of Newport - so please feel free to get in touch with him via our secure Contact page.