Matthew has helped launch the Lifeboat Fund in Parliament this week. The Lifeboat fund is a 151 year old charity for public servants to support the Lifeboats and largely funds the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI),
Matthew has led a Parliamentary delegation to Cyprus. The London Borough of Barnet has many people of Greek Cypriot heritage and the Council is also twinned with the occupied town of Morphu. As such, Matthew has been involved with the Cyprus issue for many years.