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Phone: 01926 882006
I hold regular surgeries throughout the Constituency in Warwick, Whitnash, Leamington and in surrounding villages.
1 day ago
The Government have finally listened to calls from me and others to:✔️Enforce a full ban on all evictions✔️House all rough sleepers✔️Test NHS staffAfter some shocking cases of constituents like Pauline being served eviction notices, and NHS staff telling me they are rightly terrified about contracting the disease, it is right the Government has listened to me and others to change track.I am still shocked that front-line staff are not receiving the proper protective equipment like 'FFP3' masks. Whilst testing is important - prevention is essential. I once again urge the Government to roll-out better face masks to our care staff as soon as possible.We still however need action on issues like stranded Brits abroad, stricter social distancing methods on non-essential business, greater production of ventilators and, as stated above, better protective equipment for our front-line staffI'd also like to send my best wishes to the Prime Minister, Health Secretary, and Chief Medical Officer and hope they have a speedy recovery.I will continue to do all I can for Warwick and Leamington constituents during this crisis. Please visit my COVID-19 information hub on my website where I am updating it daily with the up-to-date guidance.mattwestern.org/covid-19/ ... See MoreSee Less
The Government changes track to ban evictions and test NHS staff - Matt Western
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2 days ago
Whilst late in the day, I welcome that the Chancellor has listened to our calls for greater support measures for the self-employed. The package announced, which is similar to what is offered to employees, is the right thing to do.As other support like Universal Credit is under immense pressure due to demand - and the fact that claimants still have to wait five weeks for a payment of just £94 a week - June is too late for many.I urge the Govt to bring the date of this payment forward.www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/26/coronavirus-uk-offers-self-employed-80-of-earnings ... See MoreSee Less
Coronavirus: UK offers self-employed 80% of earnings
3 days ago
Warwick resident Pauline, 76, has been told to leave her home of 13 years.This is simply shameful during a time of national crisis.Countrywide Lettings & Pauline's landlord must revoke their eviction notice urgently.The Govt must ban all evictions immediately. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Surgical masks for frontline workers are not enough. They need better protection.NHS workers are rightly ‘terrified’ about this outbreak. We've had weeks of uncertainty about whether the NHS were being provided with adequate levels of personal protective equipment (PPE). I've time and time again raised the issue of a lack of PPE for services on the frontline, since the beginning of this outbreak.Workers are telling me all the time that they need more from the Government and that they are actually behind the curve. I fear that the Government are still not getting a grip on the urgency of this emergency.We must equip those who are defending us with the best kit possible. Have we learnt nothing from when we sent our troops to war in Afghanistan with the wrong equipment? Some believe that surgical masks are nothing more than a 'child's toy'!I’m calling on the Government to provide FFP3 masks to all who need them - which are currently used in the construction sector.The Health Sec responded to my saying he will speak to the Chief Medical Officer, Prof Chris Whitty, to see if this would be a possibility.Later, in the Government’s daily press briefing, Hancock said frontline workers will get all PPE that they need. If the Health Secretary is serious about giving frontline workers everything they need to be protected whilst fighting this virus, they need more than surgical masks; they deserve the best masks available. ... See MoreSee Less
Constituents are stranded abroad because of country lockdowns & sky-high airfares.The Govt should repatriate all Britons abroad by requisitioning airlines. Here's my question to the Foreign Secretary where I highlighted 2 residents' cases. I will continue to do all I can. ... See MoreSee Less
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Alternatively, I hold frequent ‘pop-up drop-ins’ around the constituency in community centres, cafes and shops etc..
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