Penrith and Solway Constituency
Matthew was born and raised in Yorkshire, son of a policeman and housewife. His formative years were spent learning the difference between right and wrong and following his passions of rugby league, English language and the RAF whilst walking on the hills whenever his parents dragged him out to them.
He studied Theology at Oxford but entered the world of business primarily working in the travel and leisure sectors for most of his career before leaving to build his own business in real estate and marketing.
He moved to Cumbria in 2022 when he was selected to be the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Penrith and the Border (now Penrith and Solway).
Passionate and committed to righting the wrongs of successive governments, Matthew is all about a common-sense joined up approach to politics and management.
Since stepping up to be Reform UK’s PPC, he has led the Cumbrian charge by holding well-supported meetings around the constituency in Penrith, Alston and Keswick.
With the Regional Manager for Cumbria, he organised for Richard Tice to attend Penrith on January 15th 2024 where a record crowd turned out to hear more about how Reform UK policies will change the country and make Britain Great Again and featuring in News and Star and Westmorland Herald.
Penrith and Solway is a rural constituency with a few small towns all of whom are affected by lack of investment and understanding by the Westminster bubble.
With farmers no longer receiving payments for farming the land, lack of good NHS care, a complete breakdown of public transport and most road filled with pot holes, together with unemployment on the rise, lack of new houses and lack of opportunities for our youth, it is clear that change is needed.
Matthew is standing for Reform UK because he’s had enough of the complete disregard for the ordinary man and woman over the last few decades and believe enough is enough.
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Penrith and Solway Constituency Map
Penrith and Solway Constituency Information
2 Bothel and Wharrels
3 Cockermouth North
4 Cockermouth South
5 Dalston and Burgh
6 Dearham and Broughton
8 Maryport North
9 Maryport South
10 Solway Coast
14 Alston and Fellside
15 Hesket and Lazonby
16 Penrith North
17 Penrith South