In times of great hardship, people look for someone to speak truth to power; a fearless, erudite, intelligent, devilishly handsome chap to fight for all that is good, just and right in the world.
Unfortunately, this bloke was the only one available. Sorry.
By day Matthew is a
grammar pedant editor, working in central London. By night he mouths off about a whole host of subjects, from geek-culture to national and local politics.
Born in the north-west of England, in Warrington, he has lived in Reading, Brighton and currently resides in Southend-on-Sea with his soon-to-be wife Ashleigh, and their Scottish Terrier Sputnik.
Describing himself as a “pragmatic socialist”, he is an active member of the Labour Party, and a campaigner for a better, progressive tomorrow through a compassionate, co-operative society. He is standing as a candidate for Blenheim Park ward in the 2015 Southend local elections.
Matthew supports Liverpool FC and Warrington Wolves RLFC, and likes a pint of a cider or a large whiskey. He also thinks that Alien 3 is the best of the Alien films (and looks forward to readers’ responses to that).
When asked to describe himself, he said, “Who are you, and how did you get into my house?”