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Westminster Diary: 31/07/20

Parliamentary business is now on hold for a few weeks as MPs return to their constituencies. It has been a strange few months not being able to meet people freely or to visit schools, businesses and other organisations. Myself and my team will be continuing to work hard so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if there’s something I can help with.

Last week, I took the opportunity in the Commons to thank everyone who has helped the local response to covid-19 – especially our health and social care workers, local authorities, Mutual Aid volunteers, teachers, supermarket staff, farmers, bus and train drivers, food bank volunteers, and many more. I know it has been tough, but I am proud of our community’s response.

Despite the fantastic effort in recent months, it’s vital that we continue to take extra care in preventing the spread of the virus. Even though cases are currently low in our community, we’ve already seen rises in Leicester and elsewhere. Cases are now rising on the continent too as European economies open again, as many people will know who have been affected by the changed travel advice for Spain. Please continue to social distance, wear a mask in public spaces, wash your hands and avoid large gatherings of people.

Finally, I was pleased to take on the Myton Hospice Cycling Challenge – riding an exhausting (but enjoyable?) 111 miles last Friday. If 111 miles is hard to imagine, this is the equivalent of riding from Leamington to Southampton! At the time of writing I’ve raised 90% of my £2500 fundraising target so please help me get over the line by donating online at bit.ly/3gaNxW0. All charities’ fundraising efforts have been hit by the pandemic so please continue to give, where you can, to the many local organisations who continue to serve our community.

If you wish to contact me about coronavirus, please check the Covid-19 section on my website first -?you are likely to find an answer there.? Otherwise, I can be contacted by email at ‘matt.western.mp@parliament.uk’ or you can ring my office on ?01926 882006.