If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be and why?

Tory Cllr Bob Greenland and Lib Dem Cllr Phil Hobson who now have shared responsiblity of the Con/Dem controlled Monmouthshire County Council as joint deputy leaders.

Just to see if they share the same smart phone when they frantically call for the emergency services.

What is your biggest fear?

Further delays to the rebuild of Thornwell school.

Do you have any superstitions?

Red is a lucky colour.

If you could have only one song on your iPod, what would it be and why?

Give Me Shelter by the Rolling Stones.

What’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought, not including property?

Lately, my son’s back to school uniform.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Know your enemy, know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.

What’s your indulgence ?

Pad Thai or Red Thai Curry and Mojito’s.

What item could you not live without?

Newspapers, especially the Free Press.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?

Sometimes not going with my own intial instincts. I usually end up regretting it.

Where are you next going on holiday?

When have I ever got the time for a holiday?