Matt Western

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Matt Western

Matt Western MP - official portrait 2017 (3-to-4 crop).jpg
Member of Parliament
for Warwick and Leamington
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded byChris White
Majority1,206 (2.2%)
Personal details
Born1962 (age 56–57)
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Rebecca Earle [1]
Alma materUniversity of Bristol
WebsiteOfficial website

Matthew Raymond Western[2] (born November 1962) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Warwick & Leamington[3] since the snap 2017 general election.[4]

Early life[edit]

Western was educated in St Albans and graduated with a BSc degree in Geography from the University of Bristol in 1984.[5]

Prior to entering politics, Western worked in General Management; specialising in finance and marketing for Peugeot.[6] He also works as a volunteer careers mentor at Campion School.[1]

Political career[edit]

Western was elected to the Leamington Willes ward of Warwickshire County Council in 2013 and again in 2017 shortly before becoming an MP. He resigned as a Councillor in March 2018.[7][8]

As an MP Western has served on the International Trade Select Committee since September 2017 and on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee since February 2018.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Western lives in Leamington with his partner Rebecca Earle, a history professor at Warwick University.[1][10] He supports Arsenal FC.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Matt Western – Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Warwick and Leamington". Warwick and Leamington Labour Party. Archived from the original on 18 May 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  2. ^ "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11786.
  3. ^ "Matt Western MP". UK Parliament. Archived from the original on 18 June 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Election 2017 Results – Warwick and Leamington". BBC. Archived from the original on 20 May 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Matt Western". LinkedIn. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ Western, Matthew Raymond. Who's Who. 2018 (February 2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 14 February 2018. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  7. ^ "Councillors". Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western stands down as Warwickshire county councillor". Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Matt Western MP". UK Parliament. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Professor Rebecca Earle". Warwick University. Archived from the original on 9 June 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Chris White
Member of Parliament
for Warwick and Leamington