Matt Smith was born and bred in Cardiff where his family has always lived. Several generations of his family lived in Ely and Canton in Cardiff West. His Dad was a factory worker at the Bogod plant on Newport Road his entire working life. His mother is an office clerk at Cardiff University and a voluntary Unison Auditor. He was born in the Heath NHS Hospital.
Matt went to local state schools St Peter’s Primary School, Corpus Christi comprehensive school and St David’s College of Further Education in Cardiff. Matt went on to study at Oxford University.
Subsequently he was awarded funds to read for the Bar, qualified as a solicitor and now works as a lawyer. Matt’s career, outside politics, has given him a window into people’s lives and the professional and commercial world.
Matt is a Conservative because he believes in One Nation politics. We are the Party of the many and not the privileged few. We are the Party of the Workers and the social Ladder. Matt is a passionate believer in aspiration, social mobility and meritocracy.