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Meet Matt

I support constituents with personal matters and advocating for them on the issues that matter.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, please write, email, call, or come to one of my surgeries – details are below.

Make sure you include your name, full postal address, phone number and email in your message. Matt cannot take up your case without these details.

Email: matt.western.mp@parliament.uk

Phone: 01926 882006

 

Surgeries

I hold regular surgeries throughout the Constituency in Warwick, Whitnash, Leamington and in surrounding villages.

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3 days ago

Matt Western

Tomorrow the Government plans to ramp up the cost to business of furloughing employees. The Government should be targeting support where it’s needed most, not withdrawing it in one fell swoop.

Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their jobs since the start of the pandemic. But it isn’t too late to save many more.

For months I’ve been working hard lobbying the Government to get support to many residents and businesses that desperately need it. Our economy is still in a terrible position, and so support in certain areas is still required.

Removing support across the board will spell disaster for many sectors that are still struggling, including the automotive/manufacturing sector which is so crucial for our local economy.

With no income or extra support in sight for these businesses, it’s clear that even more jobs will be lost once furlough support fades away from tomorrow.

Countries like Germany and Australia have extended their furlough scheme equivalents, with Australia doing so last week. We must follow their lead.

Today we heard that the proposed plans to ease lockdown further have been halted. Whilst this is of course the right thing to do if the science and data shows it risks public health, it means thousands of workers in bowling alleys, ice rinks and casinos have just been told they won’t be able to return to work tomorrow. Coinciding with the changes to furlough will surely result in even more job losses.

So, the Chancellor has less than a day to stave off more job losses by reforming the furlough scheme so that it supports jobs in the worst-hit sectors.

The Government must also back our businesses more widely. Labour are proposing a £1.7 billion fightback fund to prevent firms going under and save our high streets.

I’ll continue to fight for jobs and our great local businesses.
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5 days ago

Matt Western

We were told it was safe to go abroad this Summer, now it's clear these 'air bridges' were put in place prematurely and people will suffer as a result.

The PM is right to warn about a second spike, but I fear his words come too late.

I sympathise with constituents (and businesses) who have been caught up in this sudden policy change in Spain. Many will face financial uncertainty because of having to quarantine.

This Government has constantly sent out mixed messages throughout this crisis. We know a second spike is coming, and we must be prepared for it.

I'm urging the Government to sort this out and ensure no one unfairly loses out financially due to this sudden change. We also need a better test and trace system, including more tests at airports.

I spoke to BBC CWR this morning about the issue: do listen below.
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6 days ago

Matt Western

Today marks 2 years until the start of Birmingham 2022, the biggest event the West Midlands has ever staged.

In particular I'm incredibly excited about the Lawn Bowls being hosted in Leamington. It's going to be a great event for our area.

I hope to see many of you at Victoria Park in 2022 supporting this world-class event.. I know I'll be there!

@birminghamcg2022 #2YTG
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Contact

Come and discuss any issues or concerns you may have at one of the regular surgeries held either at the Constituency office usually on Saturdays (appointment required - please ring or email the office).

Alternatively, I hold frequent ‘pop-up drop-ins’ around the constituency in community centres, cafes and shops etc..

Office of Matt Western, Town Hall, Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AT

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