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

Rowan Williams, for a sensible chat on the joys of Newport and the wider world.

What is your biggest fear?

That the election of 2015 might be cancelled

Do you have any superstitions?


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

Myfanwy. Never tire of hearing it.

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

My present secondhand Skoda car.

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

From Leo Abse, left: when making a speech in the open air, never speak longer that three minutes.

What’s your indulgence?

Lunching in the sunshine.

What item could you not live without?

Lap-top computer.

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

Change my date of birth to 1964

Where are you next going on holiday?

No plans. Work is more enjoyable.