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Phillip Nifield

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Full name Phillip Nifield
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
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Expertise and huge knowledge of the workings of Local Government, having covered councils for almost 40 years, the Welsh Assembly Government and workings of the National Assembly, business, including major property and retail developments , and transport, particularly buses, railways, road and air.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing, Radio
Last updated 28-09-2011 18:09


I'm a highly accomplished print journalist, Former Political & Business Editor, Political Editor, Municipal Editor, Deputy News Editor of South Wales Echo, Interviewed many times on local and national radio and TV. Local government expert, reported on the National Assembly for Wales since 1999 with excellent working contacts with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers, council leaders and senior officials. A campaign which I ran for the South Wales Echo was shortlisted in the UK Press Gazette Awards.

In 2008 I was asked to serve as an expert member on a Welsh Assembly government panel considering the Councillors' Commission report. This was set up by the UK Government to look at how more younger people, women and people from ethnic backgrounds could be encouraged to seek election to local authorities.

I have covered transport issues for 20 years, business for nine years. I was shortlisted for major national award and I played key role in the newspaper 's campaign to win pensions' justice for former steelworkers.

I worked for the South Wales Echo for 38 years before leaving at the end of March 2008, to set up my own freelance journalist, media consultancy and public relations business. You can view my website on www.phillipnifield.co.uk for further details on me.

I have extensive appearance in using the Freedom of Information Act which has led to numerous front page stories in the Welsh media and coverage in the Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail.

See also story on me on the Hold The Front Page website

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