Matthew was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley in May 2021. He served as Deputy PCC from 2017 to 2021, during which time he took on the chairmanship of the Local Criminal Justice Board.
Matthew has set out his key priorities for the coming years:
- Strong local policing
- Fighting serious and organised crime
- Improving the criminal justice system
- Fighting fraud and cyber crime
- Tackling illegal encampments
Matthew is also councillor for the Steventon and the Hanneys ward of the Vale of White Horse District Council. He has served on the Council since 2003 and was Leader of the Council from 2011 to 2018. He has been a director of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership as well as Chairman of Vale4Business and a Board Member of Science Vale and is involved in various charitable organisations.