Matt is Labour Party parliamentary candidate for Reading East. He is a former civil servant in the Department for Education and now works as a manager for charities. He was elected as the Labour councillor for Katesgrove ward in 2011 and has led a number of community campaigns, including saving a centre for disabled adults from closure and successfully campaigning against the privatisation of a doctors’ surgery.
Matt is campaigning against the Government’s mismanagement of the economy and public services like the NHS. He is calling for a proper stimulus to create jobs and prosperity and for the Government to help protect services and run them more effectively by integrating care, working with families and professionals.
Matt lives in Reading East and is married with two children at state school in Reading.