Matt Western

Opposition Whip (Commons)

Labour MP for Warwick and Leamington

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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.

However, Matt Western sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Matt Western voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Matt Western’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Matt Western’s full vote analysis page for more.

Matt Western has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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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 Education
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Energy: Housing
  • Housing: Heating
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • *No heading*
  • Social Rented Housing: Construction

Currently held offices

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Trade Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 28 Sep 2020)
  • 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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Nov 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)

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