Matt Vickers

Member of Parliament for Stockton South



Matt Vickers was elected as the Conservative MP for Stockton South at the 2019 general election with a majority of 5,360. He took the seat from Labour’s Paul Williams after the Conservatives’ shock defeat in the constituency two years earlier. Fond of describing himself as “Stockton born and bred,” Vickers studied law at the University of Teesside before studying legal practice at the University of Law at Leeds. He went on to become a trainee solicitor at Coles Solicitors. Vickers has been active in local politics, having been elected to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council in 2015. On the council he served on the Crime and Disorder Committee and became the Conservative group leader. He was also the constituency agent for William Hague and then Rishi Sunak in Richmond and in 2016 was the Conservative candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner election for Cleveland. Vickers has received some criticism for his ongoing role as a councillor for Hartburn Ward, with some of his colleagues labelling him a “part-time MP.” He currently serves on the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union and recently backed Home Secretary Priti Patel against allegations of bullying.

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Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0