Matthew G (Essexia)
|Personal Coat of Arms|
03/06/2020 - 07/02/2021
|Appointed by||Lord Matthew|
11/05/2020 - 01/06/2020
07/02/2021 - current
|Appointed by||Lord Matthew|
|Born||26 December 2003|
Crown Minister Matthew G of the Most Noble Order Of Danbury of the Commonwealth of Essexia and Čechsexia is the current Minister of the Interior. He was formally the Chief Data Controller and a Minister of Health in the Commonwealth of Essexia and Čechsexia.
Joining Essexia in early 2019 on the recommendation of his friends the former Rt. Hon. Jamie MP and Lord Commissar Jacob M he immediately got involved, very quickly being appointed into the position of Minister of Health, and taking up a position in the Essexian Army. After a short amount of time Matthew joined the Royalist Party and ran in the very first Essexian general election resulting in him becoming an MP and a Lord as the Royalists won with a Land Slide. After this initial election Matthew was an MP for the Royalist Party, as well as the Old Guard Party, until 03 March 2020 when he lost his seat in parliament.
Matthew was without a position for a matter of days until he was approached to take the position of Interior Minister from the then disgraced Lord Jack. Matthew held this position for 21 days, in this short tenure he spearheaded the Citizenship reforms leading to the formation of the first comprehensive Essexian Citizenship register, and wrote the Data Protection and Regulation Act 2020, the largest piece of legislation placed before parliament and creating the position of Chief Data Controller.
Political Career and Controversies
Due to the active nature of Matthew's career as a politician he found himself involved in many of the events and controversies that are seen to go hand in hand with Essexian politics.
The first of these took place in the summer of 2019, named Black Weekend under the Dean Events Naming System, was the first instance of martial law declared in Essexia. In the two weeks before the event Matthew was given a Royalist seat in Parliament after the 2019 general election. After a cabinet Reshuffle by the then First Minister Jamie, members of the Royalist Party with a distrust of the FM break off and forming the Old Guard Party, after the Old Guard Party starts to demand the resignation of the FM and the breakdown of negations the Emperor declares Martial Law, leaving Lord Commissar Jacob to install a Military Junta and appoints Matthew as a lieutenant.
The most significant of these controversies took place in February of 2020, after the events of the Grey Weekend a month prior, a long and convoluted series of Acts and votes and reshuffles of the government caused a change in ruling coalition from the Rhino Alliance to the Giraffe Concordat after a 3 day term as FM by Lord Jamie. This new government was headed by Lord Jack, keeping Matthew as the Minister of Health. These events caused a period of reformation where the loopholes and ambiguities exploited on this night were fixed to ensure that such an event would never happen again.
Matthew is the incumbent Interior Minister and in charge of organising the by election election for the seats of the former Members of Parliament Jamie M, James Frisch, and Joel. He is also a candidate in the aforementioned by election, as well as running in the New Eiffel State By election in Australis.