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 earthquakes and work at the CDHB.
Matt went to St Bedes College before studying counselling psychology at WelTec (Wellington). He has 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 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 Deputy Chair of the Social Services Select Committee and is a member of the Local Government and Environment Select Committee.
Matt sees his job as MP being to ensure your views, problems and concerns are heard in Parliament. Whether it is through his three offices, night meetings, caravan clinics or living and working in the electorate with his family, it is important for Matt to keep connected.
Matt is working hard to represent you to the best of his ability and he welcomes you to get in touch at any time to discuss any issues, problems or assistance you may need.