Labour Party candidate is Matthew Mahabadi (26)

Labour party candidate for South Holland and The Deepings, Matthew Mahabadi. ANL-141215-130620001
Labour party candidate for South Holland and The Deepings, Matthew Mahabadi. ANL-141215-130620001
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A marketing professional with Bakkavor in Spalding, Matthew Mahabadi, is the Labour Party parliamentary candidate for South Holland and The Deepings.

Matthew (26) graduated from Manchester University with a 2:1 in philosophy and politics and had an election outing last year when he stood for Labour in Spalding South in the county council elections.

He describes himself as a firm believer in the Labour Party’s values of social justice and economic fairness and is a strong advocate for long overdue investment in essential services and infrastructure for South Holland and The Deepings.

Matthew thinks it is going to be a very interesting election and issues likely to come to the fore are Tory cuts, including attacks on local libraries, and the “cost of living crisis”.

He explained Labour isn’t against public spending cuts but it must be the right cut for the right reason.

Matthew said: “I want to be a strong voice for low and middle income workers in this constituency, who I feel have been let down.”

He now lives in Peterborough with his fiancee, having recently moved there from Spalding. He joined Bakkavour in February 2012 and worked up to become an assistant marketing manager. He starts a new job in London in January with a marketing agency.

Matthew is determined to be accessible and can be contacted on matthew.labour@gmail.com or 07971 918606.