11 November 2019
Matthew was born in Birmingham, but has lived in Coventry for ten years. Aged 36, he now lives in Wood End in the North East constituency.
Matthew is a Senior Buyer, and enjoys presenting complex information to large groups in a concise and accessible manner. He is a gifted communicator and negotiator.
For the last eleven years he has enjoyed being a volunteer, safeguarding coordinator and trustee for a small charity working with underprivileged children from across the country, and this has widened his people skills.
Matthew has been a Green Party member for nine years, and first stood for the Green Party in the ward of Wainbody in the 2014 City Council elections, and since then has stood for the Lower Stoke and the Henley wards. He was also chosen as our Green Party candidate for the Parliamentary elections in both 2015 and 2017.
"As an experienced candidate of the last five years and a resident of the Coventry North East constituency, I bring a positive green vision to the forefront of a general election campaign. My personal links in the area give me a direct connection to the constituency, making my determination even stronger to improve things for the people of Coventry.
"My greatest concern is the increasingly poor air quality in the Coventry North East constituency. There is a dire need for better and cleaner public transport in the area alongside a vastly improved cycle network.
"If elected to be your Green Party MP, I will campaign tirelessly to improve green public transport networks, such as electrified local rail services and greener bus networks which are vital for all the people of Coventry.
"I will also work with local government to ensure the redevelopment of the Riley Square area in Bell Green to ensure it is at the cutting edge of environmental standards.
"I will work to make Coventry North East the greenest constituency in the country, through measures such as creation of a distinct cycle network across the constituency."
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