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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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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...
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...
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...
Labour MP for Warwick and Leamington
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
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Last updated: 10 Feb 2020.