I’m Chris Matheson, the Labour candidate for the City of Chester.
I was first elected to represent Chester in May 2015 and remain very honoured to represent this city in Westminster. I hope to continue being Chester’s voice in London following the snap General Election on the 12th December 2019.
I live in Hoole with my family. I am married to Katherine and I have two daughters, both at schools in Chester.
I have a degree from the London School of Economics and previously I worked as a manager in the electricity industry. In my former role for the Unite trade union, I worked with some of the best known employers in Cheshire to secure jobs and win investment for the Chester area.
I am committed to protecting our environment and I am opposed to fracking. I put Chester first in everything I do, including promoting Chester’s businesses at every opportunity and looking for ways to attract investment and secure jobs in our city.
I have worked hard to re-open Chester’s castle to the public, to support WASPI women in their fight for pension inequality justice, I have campaigned against school cuts, fought for better broadband services for residents across the constituency and I continue to be the most accessible MP this city has ever had.
Chester is a great place to live and I will continue to work hard for everyone here for as long as you will have me. My mission is to bring prosperity and security, opportunity and optimism to our city always.