The Assembly Member, County Councillor and Member of Parliament

Brian Strong

Brian Strong

County Councillor

Oakdene
Monmouth Road
Usk
NP15 1SE

01291 673404

brian.strong@monmouthshire.gov.uk

It is a great honour to have been elected in May 2017 as the Welsh Conservative Party representative in Usk for the Monmouthshire County Council.

Born and brought up in Caerleon, educated there and then Monmouth, my association with Usk goes back to 1962 when playing cricket for Usk CC. I married my wife Mary in 1968 and we moved to Priory Gardens that year. We have a son Tim who lives in Usk with his wife Claire and our two grandsons; also a daughter Sally living in Newport. I worked for Cashmores in engineering until 1983, when redundancy motivated me to start my own business which I ran until 1999. I became a member of Usk Baptist Chapel in 1979, and served as a Deacon for some years, only giving up when business matters became pressing. I remain a committed member of that Church.

I have always been a keen sportsman. In addition to playing and captaining Usk at cricket, I also played football for the Town, and badminton until a few years ago. I continue to take a keen interest in the sporting activities of the Town, especially as my grandsons now belong to some of the junior clubs in Usk.

I have been Chairman of the Usk Conservative Club since 1999 and also the Conservative Branch for many years. I am extremely honoured to have been a member of Usk Town Council, and having served as Mayor in 2002-3. I was re-elected in 2004 and 2008.

Having lived in Usk for 40 years, I love this Town and have its well-being at heart. I have seen quite a few changes, but essentially Usk has remained a delightful, closely knit community with a wonderful spirit of comradeship. I want to see Usk continue as such, and ensure that any changes that may come in the future to complement the Town, which should enable it to retain its individuality.

I pledge that your welfare and well-being as residents will always have my full and enthusiastic attention. I promise that I will give to the role the dedication that you as residents of Usk deserve.

David Davies

David Davies

Member of Parliament for Monmouth

16 Maryport Street
Usk
Monmouthshire
NP15 1AB

01291 672817

daviesd@parliament.uk

David was born in 1970 and educated at Bassaleg Comprehensive School in Newport, South Wales. After leaving he spent several years abroad, mainly in Australia where he had various jobs, including as a nightclub promoter, tobacco picker and ‘rickshaw driver’.

Returning to the UK, he gained an HGV licence and spent several years as a continental lorry driver before stepping in to manage the family haulage business.

In 1999 he helped to set up and run the anti-Welsh Assembly campaign. When the Assembly was established he stood for Monmouthshire on a platform of being against the whole principle of devolution and promising to oppose further powers and stand for the Union. He was the only Conservative elected to any constituency and in the 2001 election he gained the biggest majority of any Assembly Member from any party. In 2005 he was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Monmouth and was re-elected in 2010 with an increased majority of 10,425 from 4,527.

David is a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee and also serves as a Special Constable with the British Transport Police. He is an advocate of tough measures to deal with criminality. A keen sportsman, he recently defeated Britain’s only openly gay boxer at a match in London where he fought as ‘The Tory Tornado’. A one time fanatical surfer, he can still be found at Rest Bay in Porthcawl or Llantwit Major although he admits that family commitments have restricted the opportunities to get into the water!

David married his long term Hungarian girlfriend Aliz in October 2003. They live in Monmouth with their three children.

Check out David's Website here.

Peter Fox

Peter Fox

Senedd Constituency Member

Senedd Address: Welsh Parliament Cardiff Bay Cardiff
CF99 1SN

03002006565

Peter.Fox@senedd.wales

Peter is married to Joanne and they have four grown up children and five granddaughters. He was born in Brackley, Northants on Christmas Eve 1961. His family were Dairy farmers farming in Warwickshire. The family moved to farm in Carmarthenshire in the 70s and then to Penalt, Monmouthshire in 1981. He was educated at Ystrad Tywi Secondary School in Carmarthen and then on to Carmarthen Agricultural & Technical College.

In 1990 Peter and Joanne moved to Portskewett to be dairy farmers in their own right. In recent years the enterprise has turned to livestock production growing beef cattle. Peter has also set up a small business on the farm retailing Agricultural Plastic products.

He was a founder member of the “Gwent Buyers Group” servicing approximately twenty farmers purchasing needs and also initiated a scheme to bring rural Life into the classroom at Sudbrook School integrating the whole into the National Curriculum. He has been a regular host to local schools – creating living classrooms at the farm. He has also hosted International farm visits from Romania and the Peoples Republic of China.

Peter’s political career started in 1995 when he joined the Portskewett and Sudbrook Conservative Branch where he has been the Chairman for fifteen years. He joined the Portskewett Community Council in in 1995 and has served there for twenty four years. He joined Monmouthshire County Council in November 1997 representing Portskewett & Sudbrook following the sad loss of Cllr John Parker.

Peter was the Leader of Monmouthshire County Council and held the position for thirteen years until getting elected to the Senedd in 2021. Prior to becoming Leader Peter was Deputy Leader for five years holding the Cabinet portfolio responsibility for Education in Monmouthshire.

He was also the Chairman of Sudbrook Primary School Governing Body until it’s closure and also a Governor on Caldicot Comprehensive School. He was a past Director on the Board of the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC), a Director for Careers Wales Gwent and a Director on the Corporation of Coleg Gwent.  

He held the the position of Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson for Educations for four years and is currently the WLGA Spokesperson for Innovation and Business. Peter has held many senior positions during his political career and has led many major initiatives, most notably the building of many new schools throughout the County. He has been part of the Council’s Executive Cabinet for nineteen years.

In 2013 Peter was a Ministerial appointment to the Cardiff Capital Region Board and subsequent Cardiff Capital Region Transitional Panel. In 2016 He was instrumental in negotiating and securing the £1.3 Billion Capital Region City Deal, the biggest City Deal in the U.K. He was made Vice Chairman of the Cardiff Capital Region Joint Cabinet holding the Portfolio for Business and Innovation.

Peter was awarded the OBE for services to Cardiff Capital Region in the 2017 New Year’s honours list.

Peter has been a long-standing member of Monmouth Conservative Association and also sits on the Welsh Conservative Party Board and is the currently the Welsh Conservative Councillors Association Chairman.

When he has spare time he enjoys time with the family and going off with Joanne in their Motor Home, additional hobbies include Clay Pigeon Shooting, Motor Cycle Trials and his Fishing Boat.

https://senedd.wales/people/peter-fox-ms/