Matthew is best known as the parliamentary sketch writer for The Times. He has had a long running career in British politics, Matthew was a member of staff in Margaret Thatcher's government and went on to take a seat as MP for West Derbyshire. Along with politics Matthew has a passion for travel and adventure. He has conquered expeditions such as Kilimanjaro, the Sahara and has completed the London Marathon a number of times. He has also published a number if articles and compilations. Parris is an inspirational and in demand after-dinner speaker.