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
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 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.