About Peter Fox OBE

Peter Fox is the Member of the Senedd for the Monmouth constituency, who previously led Monmouthshire County Council from 2008 to 2021.

Peter Fox's background is in farming; his family were dairy farmers who moved to farm in Carmarthenshire in the 1970s and latterly to Penalt, Monmouthshire in 1980s.

After being educated at Ystrad Tywi Secondary School in Carmarthen, Peter Fox went on to Carmarthen Agricultural & Technical College.

Peter Fox first entered politics at county level in 1997 when he was elected the Conservative county councillor for the Portskewett electoral ward and was subsequently re-elected in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2017.

To date, one of Peter Fox's biggest achievements was in 2016 where he played an instrumental role in negotiating and securing the £1.3 Billion Capital Region City Deal - the biggest City Deal in the U.K. He was subsequently made Vice Chairman of the Cardiff Capital Region Joint Cabinet holding the Portfolio for Business and Innovation. 

Peter Fox was awarded the OBE for his services to the Cardiff Capital Region in the 2017 New Years honours, and also runs a livestock farm in the south of Monmouthshire, where he lives with his wife, Jo.