Matt Western

Shadow Minister (Education)

Labour MP for Warwick and Leamington


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.

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Recent appearances

  • Higher Education Students: Statutory Duty of Care — [Sir Robert Syms in the Chair] 5 Jun 2023

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Robert. I express my particular thanks to the hon. Member for Don Valley (Nick Fletcher) for his impassioned speech. I thank all Members who have contributed to the debate, all of whom I believe have spoken with a degree of respect and understanding that I can only hope members of the LEARN Network will feel does justice to their...
  • Higher Education Students: Statutory Duty of Care — [Sir Robert Syms in the Chair] 5 Jun 2023

    I thank my hon. Friend. I totally agree, and my condolences to her on her particular experience. I believe that is something that should be introduced as well. I will come to the powerful testimony and example given by my hon. Friend the Member for Stretford and Urmston (Andrew Western). I was surprised to hear about his constituents’ experience. In many cases across the piece, we have...
  • Leasehold Reform 23 May 2023

    I recall, back in the 1980s, the scandal of endowment mortgages. Over the years, I have also owned leasehold properties and had my fingers badly burned, so I understand many of the issues that so many people across the country must be facing. The public rightly want reform. When people, particularly first-time buyers, look to buy a property, they are not made aware of what they are entering...

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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 Education
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Students: Loans
  • Energy: Housing
  • Medicine: Students
  • Turing Scheme
  • Teachers: Training

Currently held offices

  • Member, Lifelong Learning (Higher Education Fee Limits) Bill Committee (since 15 Mar 2023)
  • Member, Skills and Post-16 Education [HL] Bill Committee (since 24 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2021)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (since 8 Mar 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Trade Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 28 Sep 2020)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (12 Feb 2020 to 14 May 2021)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 May 2023.

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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