About Matthew Green

Matthew Green for South Shropshire

Born, bred and educated in Shropshire, Matthew Green is not just a former local MP – he runs a successful business, is a keen cricketer and can often be spotted hiking South Shropshire’s many hills.


54-year-old Matthew Green was born, bred and educated in Shropshire. He’s lived in Shropshire for more than 50 years, more than half of which has been here in South Shropshire.


Matthew served as MP for Ludlow (now South Shropshire) from 2001–2005. Matthew is the only person to have beaten the Conservatives here at a General Election.


Matthew has also run his own successful business here in Shropshire for 18 years.


The maternal side of Matthew’s family are called Bolas. This relatively unusual surname appears likely to originate from the Shropshire villages of Great Bolas and Little Bolas, which suggests his ancestors have been in Shropshire for centuries.


Matthew has played cricket for local clubs for nearly 40 years. He currently plays for Much Wenlock – their home ground being the site of the rebirth of the modern Olympic Games.


Matthew takes every opportunity he can to go hiking up South Shropshire’s many hills such as the Long Mynd, Caer Caradoc and the Clee hills.


Matthew is angry at how the Conservatives, locally and nationally, have let residents down. “From the health service to sewage in our rivers, these shameful Conservatives have taken residents for granted. That’s why I’m standing again for South Shropshire’s MP.”


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