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Matt Western

Opposition Whip (Commons)

Labour MP for Warwick and Leamington


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Matt Western’s voting in Parliament

Matt Western is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Matt Western’s votes.

Last updated: 20 Jan 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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Recent appearances

  • Tax Avoidance and Evasion 25 Feb 2020

    May I start by congratulating the two new Members on their maiden speeches—the hon. Members for Stourbridge (Suzanne Webb) and for West Bromwich East (Nicola Richards)? The business of tax avoidance, as has been discussed this afternoon, is a serious issue. We show extraordinary world leadership in this, but for all the wrong reasons. Since 2010, a permissive attitude to tax avoidance has...
  • Tax Avoidance and Evasion 25 Feb 2020

    My right hon. Friend makes a very good point. With just those four businesses, they absolutely dominate the sector. I do fear that there is a cartel operating, and the sector should be broken up. I think that would be in everyone’s interests. Those firms—or certainly their UK arms—account, according to an HMRC report, for half of all known avoidance schemes. That is the scale of the...
  • Tax Avoidance and Evasion 25 Feb 2020

    Yes, there has. As I have said, the former Chancellor showed the wrong sort of leadership when he basically said about taxes, “It is almost entirely down to you whether you choose to pay it or not.” Tax really is the responsibility of us all: it is a corporate responsibility and it is a personal responsibility. Decades ago, when I was working in the corporate world, I remember the...

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Labour MP for Warwick and Leamington

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Education
  • Energy: Housing
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Social Rented Housing: Construction
  • Hassan Mushaima
  • Funerals

Currently held offices

  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (since 12 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (5 Feb 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, International Trade Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Feb 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Mr Maurice Millward
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 6 Holt Court North, Heneage St West, Birmingham B7 4AX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Dorset, owned jointly with a family member: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 July 2017)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Apple; technology company. (Registered 05 July 2017)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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