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Matt Doocey was elected as the Member of Parliament for Waimakariri in the 2014 General Election.

A born and bred Cantabrian, Matt lives in the electorate with his wife Viktoria and their daughter Emily and son James.

After pursuing opportunities in the UK, Matt decided to return home to give something back after the Canterbury earthquakes and took up an opportunity to work at the Canterbury District Health Board.

Matt went to St Bede’s College before studying a BSc (Hons) in Social Policy, an MA in Healthcare Management from Kingston University in London, and an MSc in Global Politics from Birkbeck College, University of London. 

Matt had a long career in mental health and healthcare management, including in the delivery of community health, mental health and social care services both in voluntary and Government settings. 

In Parliament, Matt serves as Government Whip, Deputy Chair of the Local Government and Environment Select Committee and is a member of the Government Administration Select Committee.

As your local Member of Parliament, Matt is committed to ensuring your views, problems and concerns are heard in Parliament. Some of you he will meet during visits to your area. Others may prefer to send Matt an email, give a call, or visit his offices in either Kaiapoi or Rangiora. 

Matt is working hard to represent you and he welcomes you to get in touch at any time to discuss any issues, problems or assistance you may need.