Dame Rosemary Butler DBE

Assembly Member for Newport West between May 1999 and April 2016.

She lived in Caerleon, for many years, and attended St Julian’s High School. Her interests range from museums, art galleries, concerts and opera, to foreign travel and family history.

Rosemary was elected councillor for Caerleon in Newport Borough Council, a position she held from 1973 until 1999. While on the council, she chaired the Leisure Services Committee for 12 years, and served as Deputy Leader and Mayor of Newport (1989-1990).

In May 2011, was elected to the position of Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales, which she held until her retirement in 2016.