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Dr. Matthew Wilson

Campaigner. Entrepreneur. Teacher.

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Why am I standing?
This election is a huge opportunity for voters in the Tiverton and Honiton Constituency to change the direction of our country and ensure Britain has a decent opposition. The falling pound, lower wages and higher prices show how Theresa May's divisive hard Brexit is leaving people worse off. I believe in a different plan that involves remaining in the Single Market, trading freely with Europe and using the wealth that this creates to improve our public services.

What would you like to know about me?
I was born in Dewsbury in 1971 and brought up in the South West, where I have spent the majority of adult life. After graduating in 1994 and studying a PGCE at Rolle College, Exmouth, I chose to start a career in teaching in order to have a positive influence on young people. This experience allows me to fully understand the benefits education provides both to the individual and to society.

My lifelong interest in learning led me to pursue an MSc in Artificial Intelligence and a PhD in Robotics at Bristol Robotics Laboratory. Through my experience in this area, I will be able to lead the way in enabling businesses to thrive by exploiting these technologies.

I currently run companies that support businesses providing networks that allow them to access new markets and support public sector staff such as NHS works by providing them with retail discounts. This allows me to understand the needs of both the public and private sector and support workers in these sectors.

As your MP, I will always stand up for what I believe to be best for the constituency. During the EU campaign, I worked tirelessly for a Remain vote. The form of hard Brexit chosen by Theresa May is already damaging our economy, driving businesses out of the UK and increasing inflation. It's a slow rot damaging the fabric of our society.

The vote to Leave gave the Government the mandate to negotiate Leave terms with the EU - but the people, rather than Theresa May, need to be given the final say. If the deal, which we currently have no knowledge of, is clearly disastrous, it is people who should have the right to change this decision.

Whether you voted Remain or Leave, the passionate way I campaigned on Brexit - not backing away from what I believe to be right - illustrates the way in which I will stand up more generally for a range of issues that are important to the constituency. This passion and energy will be directed to stand up for you.

My Priorities for the Tiverton and Honiton Constituency

  • Fighting Hard Brexit
  • Supporting NHS and Social Care
  • Bringing new businesses to the area to support the economy
  • Ensuring robust local services through the constituency
  • Supporting a good education for all

Contact Details

Email: matthew@tivandhonlibdems.org.uk | Phone: 0798 0002281
Skype: mattr.wilson | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688885669