Matthew Green (politician)

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Matthew Green
Member of Parliament
for Ludlow
In office
7 June 2001 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Christopher Gill
Succeeded by Philip Dunne
Personal details
Born (1970-04-12) 12 April 1970 (age 45)
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Democrat
Alma mater University of Birmingham

Matthew Roger Green (born 12 April 1970, Shropshire) was the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Ludlow and his party's spokesman on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Early life[edit]

He went to the Priory School on Longden Road in Shrewsbury. A graduate of the University of Birmingham, where he gained a BA, he worked in a variety of roles prior to his election as an MP.

Parliamentary career[edit]

He contested Wolverhampton South West in 1997.

He claims to be the first official Liberal to represent Ludlow since 1886. He lost his seat to the Conservative, Philip Dunne, in the 2005 general election.

On 14 October 2005, Green indicated his intention to stand for election in the Ludlow constituency at the next general election. On 25 February 2006, Green was formally selected by the party to stand as their candidate at the next general election.

In May 2007 Matthew stood down as the Lib Dem candidate for Ludlow owing to the rapid growth of his new business, Green Planning Solutions LLP.[1] In August 2007 Heather Kidd was selected to be the next Liberal Democrat candidate for Ludlow.


Regularly in the news as his company, Green Planning Solutions LLP, acts as agents in high profile public inquiries, which can take place after planning permission has been refused by local authorities or after an enforcement notice has been issued. Green has been dubbed the 'Gypsy King' for his tireless advocacy for gypsies seeking the legitimization of illegal dwellings on green belt sites.[2]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Christopher Gill
Member of Parliament for Ludlow
Succeeded by
Philip Dunne