Matthew Maxwell Scott

Matthew Maxwell Scott


Matthew was born and bred in London, growing up in Tooting Bec. He and his wife Melanie live with their baby son Charles in Earlsfield. Matthew works for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) as a speechwriter for the organisation’s director-general and president, writing on all manner of issues affecting businesses large and small. He previously advised the CBI on public-service reform.

Matthew is involved in a number of local campaigns, including improving Earlsfield Station, protecting the River Wandle and fighting to prevent the proposed Springfield Hospital development being out of proportion with what local residents want or the area’s infrastructure can cope.

He’s involved with local policing, and was chairman of the Tooting Safer Neighbourhood Team in its first two years, helping make it a model for other teams across Greater London.

Matthew is a governor at Nightingale School, which helps boys and young men with behavioural and emotional difficulties improve their chances in life. It has been repeatedly rated by schools’ watchdog Ofsted as “outstanding”.

When he’s not working, being active in local campaigns, or spending time as possible with his wife and son, Matthew is an avid cricket fan – and an awful player. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, his other interests include history, trivia, walking and (failing to) keep fit.


Tuesday, 27 April 2010 11:20

Happy Freedom Day!

Following Anzac Day on 25th April, 27th April is South African Freedom day, a public holiday to mark the first post-apartheid elections, held in 1994.

Friday, 23 April 2010 13:45

Earlsfield commuters spoilt for choice

Earlsfield rail commuters may not have as many trains as they might like in the morning rush hour, but there's no such trouble with free newspapers.

This morning, I was offered The Independent, The Metro, City AM and Sport. This despite it being only 11 minutes to Waterloo on a good day. I am looking into speed-reading courses.

Latest posts

  • New powers to limit betting shop numbers welcomed
    New powers to limit betting shop numbers welcomed

    Wandsworth Conservatives have welcomed the government's plans to give local councils more powers to curb the clustering of bookmakers on Britain's high streets.

    Written on Monday, 28 April 2014 19:00 in Local News
  • Pedestrian crossing for St John's Hill
    Pedestrian crossing for St John's Hill

    Local councillors have been campaigning with residents and commuters for a pedestrian crossing on St John's Hill close to the Brighton Yard entrance into the station.

    With Wandsworth Council consulting on the required traffic orders the crossing could be in place this year.

    Written on Friday, 28 March 2014 08:55 in Local News
  • Regenerating Tooting High Street
    Regenerating Tooting High Street

    Building is underway at 181-207 Tooting High Street. Replacing the car showrooms and Carpet Right, the mixed use redevelopment comprises flats and non-residential units including offices, shops, restaurants and a doctor's surgery.

    Written on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 20:39 in Local News
  • Bolingbroke secured for community use
    Bolingbroke secured for community use

    Building works are nearing completion at the former Bolingbroke Hospital site. A state funded secondary school, the Bolingbroke Academy, opened there in autumn 2012 under the Conservative's 'free schools' programme and a new health centre will open later this year.

    Written on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 18:44 in Local News
  • Residents welcome 'Boris Bikes' scheme
    Residents welcome 'Boris Bikes' scheme

    Following the campaign to bring 'Boris Bikes' to Wandsworth, run by Jane Ellison MP and local councillors, Mayor of London Boris Johnson came to Fairfield ward to launch the extension last December.

    Written on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 18:36 in Local News