Matthew Richard Allen Rodda (born 15 December 1966), is the current Member of Parliament (MP) for the Reading East parliamentary constituency.
Local government and early parliamentary bids
Rodda was elected as a councillor for the Katesgrove Ward of Reading Borough Council in 2011. He stood for election in the East Surrey parliamentary constituency at the 2010 general election, and for the Reading East parliamentary constituency at the 2015 general election. In both cases, he was unsuccessful.
MP in the 2017 parliament
Rodda was elected for the Reading East constituency on 8 June 2017 at the 2017 snap election. He received 27,093 votes, beating the sitting MP, Rob Wilson of the Conservative Party, by a majority of 3,749.
On 12 January 2018, Rodda was promoted to a frontbench position in a Shadow Cabinet mini-shuffle, becoming the Shadow Minister for Local Transport.