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Matt Western


Matt Western is the Labour MP for Warwick and Leamington and is Labour’s Shadow Minister for Higher Education.

Before his election in 2017, Matt worked for many years in industry, where he specialized in marketing, finance, and procurement. He has long been active in the local community, having served as a Warwickshire County Councillor from 2013 – 2018 (he resigned after winning the parliamentary seat), and as a trustee of several local organisations and charities.

Matt made an immediate impact in the House of Commons, making a well-received maiden speech, and being appointed to both the Communities and Local Government Select Committee and the International Trade Select Committee. In March 2021, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Higher Education, leading Labour's response to the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) and Bills relating to the implementation of the Lifelong Loan Entitlement (LLE).

He Chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) for Electric Vehicles and Council Housing as well as the All-Party Motor Group (automotive). He is also the Co-Chair for the APPG on Clean Quarrying and Vice-Chair for the APPG on Climate Change.

Matt is a lifelong supporter of Arsenal Football Club and is a keen sportsman and cyclist. 


Higher Education

Electric Vehicles (EV)


Climate Change

Council Housing