Leader of Torfaen
Anthony Hunt was first elected as a Councillor in 2012, serving the Panteg ward.
Anthony graduated from Cardiff University with a law degree and spent time working in America before returning to Wales. As the son of a nurse and a police officer, Anthony cites his passion for front line public services, and a wish to safeguard those services, as his reason for getting into politics.
Before being elected to the Council, Anthony gained a wealth of experience at all levels of Government, spending time working in Torfaen, in Parliament, in Whitehall and in the National Assembly for Wales.
He worked with the former Torfaen Member of Parliament Paul Murphy, as a Researcher and then Special Advisor during Paul's time as Welsh Secretary and Northern Ireland Secretary, gaining an understanding of devolution and the relationship between the different levels of Government.
He also worked closely with Paul in the constituency, taking up issues on behalf of constituents and gaining an understanding of the local representational role of elected politicians.
On the Council, Anthony served as Executive Member for Resources before being elected as Deputy Leader in 2015 and Leader in December 2016.
Outside of politics, Anthony is a keen cyclist with the Pontypool Road Cycling Club and volunteers as a football coach with Griffithstown AFC under 6s and 7s. A keen fan of music (especially Bruce Springsteen!) and the arts, he also volunteers at the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran.
Anthony is a school governor at Ysgol Panteg and Griffithstown Primary School and lives in Griffithstown with his wife and two children.
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
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