Cameron Matthews, Suffolk Coastal CLP
Cameron Matthews, Suffolk Coastal CLP's Parliamentary Candidate

The Labour Party are pleased to announce the reselection of Firefighter Cameron Matthews as its Parliamentary Candidate for Suffolk Coastal.

Cameron, 37, is a frontline firefighter in the East of England. He is originally from Felixstowe, where he attended Orwell High School, and now lives in Ipswich.

Cameron Matthews was also Labour’s candidate for Suffolk Coastal in 2017 when he achieved the highest vote share for the party in a General Election since 2001.

“I’m delighted and honoured to have been selected again as Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate in Suffolk Coastal. As a local working-class lad, born and bred, this is where my hometown is. This is where I went to school. This is where family and friends live. But as we all know our towns and villages up and down the stunning Suffolk coast are
being left behind due to savage cuts and years of under investment. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can change it. We can build a better future for all. Together we can give Suffolk Coastal the profile and investment it deserves through Labour’s Green New Deal.”

Mark Jones, Chair of Suffolk Coastal Constituency Labour Party, on the announcement, said,

“Cameron is a strong candidate who has already proved he can take on the Tories. He’s very popular with our members and we couldn’t be more pleased. After years of austerity under the Conservatives, where we’ve seen poverty and inequality in Suffolk rise, and funding of our children’s education and NHS services fall, we need now more than ever someone who can properly fight for our constituency. He’ll make an excellent MP.”

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