Dr Tania Mathias was Member of Parliament for Twickenham from 2015 until 2017. She served as a member of the Science and Technology Select Committee of the House of Commons.
Twickenham has been her home for the last sixteen years, where she served as a local councillor and local school governor.
In 2010, Mathias was elected to the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames as councillor for Hampton Wick. She was re-elected in 2014, but stepped down as a councillor shortly after becoming MP.
After graduating in Medicine and working as a medical doctor in the NHS, Tania also worked as a refugee officer for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip and treated HIV, AIDS and TB patients in Africa. She has also treated leprosy patients in North Bihar, India and South China.