“So, who is this Mathew fella?”

Mathew Hulbert | Columnist | 23 August 2021

Hi folks,

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Welcome to my first ‘Mathew on Monday’ column, here on the Hinckley Free Press.

Firstly I’d like to thank the Editor of this website, Mason Moore, for affording me the opportunity of writing 500 or so words to you biweekly from now on.

So, who am I?

Well, I’m 41 years old.

Born in Leicester, I’ve lived in Barwell my whole life.

Soon I will move to my own place in Hinckley, which I’m really looking forward to and about which there’ll be much more to come in future columnns.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Nottingham Trent University in 2002 and worked as a news reader and reporter with a group of commercial radio stations in the Midlands from 2004 to 2009.

Again, more about my years in journalism and some of the well known people I interviewed during that time to come in future weeks.

I’m now proud to work in the charity sector.

After my time in journalism the lure of politics-with which I’d always had a strong interest-pulled me in and, in 2011, I was elected as both a Borough and a Parish Councillor.

I held those roles until 2015 and was again elected as a Parish Councillor in 2019 and am currently the Vice Chair of Barwell Parish Council.

Though I will discuss issues in this column, I will endeavour not to be party political.

As what matters to me most are positive outcomes for communities, not political point-scoring.

I’m an Uncle to seven and a Great Uncle to two.

I’m an Out and proud gay man and an active LGBT+ Rights Campaigner.

I hold a number of roles in the community and believe very strongly in giving back and serving others.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, going to the cinema, spending time with my nephews and nieces, and binge watching series on various streaming services.

So, that’s me.

Here, at your service, every other Monday from now on.

Start your week with me and let’s begin it as we mean to go on.

You can follow me on Twitter via @MathewHulbert.

You can also email me via, mhulbert1980@gmail.com.

It’d be great to hear from you.

See you on September 6th.

Until then, ta da.

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