Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent
Brigadier Robert Aitken CBE
Gwent is a preserved county and a former local government county in south-east Wales. It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and was named after the ancient Kingdom of Gwent. The authority was a successor to both the administrative county of Monmouthshire (with minor boundary changes) and the county borough of Newport
Under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, Gwent was abolished on 1 April 1996. However, it remains one of the preserved counties of Wales for the ceremonial purposes of Lieutenancy and High Shrievalty, and its name also survives in various titles, e.g. Gwent Police.
The former administrative county was divided into several districts: Blaenau Gwent, Islwyn, Monmouth, Newport and Torfaen. The successor unitary authorities are the Blaenau Gwent County Borough, Caerphilly County Borough (part of which came from Mid Glamorgan), Monmouthshire (which covers the eastern 60% of the historic county), City of Newport and Torfaen County Borough.
In 2003 the preserved county of Gwent expanded to include the whole of Caerphilly County Borough. In 2007, the population of this enlarged area was estimated as 560,500, making it the most populous of the preserved counties of Wales.
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Took the time to go along to Caldicot Castle to the ceremony for those from Gwent receiving BEM medals today. Some fantastic stories of dedicated public service and voluntary work, pleased I got to speak and say thank you as part of the ceremony alongside @LLGwent
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It was a pleasure to award the British Empire Medal to seven recipients from across Monmouthshire & Torfaen this afternoon at Caldicot Castle. It was lovely to meet you all and congratulations on your well deserved awards @MonmouthshireCC @torfaencouncil @MonLifeOfficial https://t.co/OZyZ89S5L6