Matthew Scott was elected as the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner in May 2016. He lives in Swanley with his wife Nina, who is a Conservative councillor for the Swanley White Oak ward at Sevenoaks District Council. They are both very active in the local community. Before being elected as Police and Crime Commissioner he worked as a Parliamentary Manager in Westminster, and has extensive experience of working with Government departments, local authorities, the Police, charities and other organisations. Matthew often assists with advocacy in casework and complaints processes. Matthew has served as a local Councillor and School Governor, and ran a Community Centre for three years. He has also volunteered as a Media Development Manager for the Scout movement on a voluntary basis and also been a Scout group assistant. He has a degree in Public Policy, Government and Management from the University of Birmingham after being educated at Beths Grammar School. Outside of politics, Matthew is a keen musician, having played in covers bands across Kent and the South East for a number of years. He is a cricket and football fan and enjoys real ale.