Matt Western is MP for Warwick and Leamington

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Matt Western is MP for Warwick and Leamington and a member of the Labour party.

Matt Western has 12103 followers on Twitter.

Dominic Raab won’t approve but I did indeed go the opera last week (it cost me £62).

Tom Eisner, a working-class lad from Buxton near where I grew up kindly invited me. He’s been playing violin at Glyndebourne for 36 years.

Never let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. 🎻

Careers advice opens doors for young people, especially raising the profile of apprenticeships.

Under Labour every child will receive professional careers advice and work experience at school, ensuring they leave education ready for work and for life.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/labour-labour-party-toby-perkins-naht-bill-b2110652.html

If we are to meet the challenge of achieving #NetZero, then “there need to be targets for the delivery of [EV and H2] infrastructure”, says Konstanze Scharring ⁦@SMMT⁩
#SMMTSummit

Our plan, From Full Throttle to Full Charge, sets out how industry can work with govt to build an auto ecosystem fit for a zero emission future. If there is the will, effort & action from govt, they will find it more than matched by industry #SMMTSummit

https://www.smmt.co.uk/2022/06/urgent-action-needed-as-uk-auto-faces-90-million-energy-cost-hike/

Instead of trying to resolve the rail dispute the Tories are using it as another excuse to attack trade unions my piece for @LabourList https://labourlist.org/2022/06/breaking-strikes-using-agency-workers-is-recklessly-gambling-with-public-safety/

What society will this Government leave behind?
They’re forcing the closure of arts and humanities courses across the country. They’re reducing opportunity, lowering horizons and widening inequality.
They are anti-aspiration.
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/politics/sherwood-writer-james-graham-hits-out-as-sheffield-hallam-university-axes-english-literature-degree-3746409

Labour offers a proper plan for change, to get Britain’s economy growing again so businesses and families can reap the rewards.

Our victory in Wakefield shows there's renewed optimism and hope.

Labour is back on the path to government👇🏼
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/26/labour-has-now-claimed-the-centre-ground-and-has-shown-it-can-win

Important study from @OfficialUoM. #ResearchForAll

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/three-fifths-of-uk-medical-certificates-of-stillbirth-have-major-errors-study-finds/

Stormzy doing more for social mobilisation in UK higher education than our Government.

Well deserved.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-61887653

Dreadful.
A hangover of the Trump era, the US is going backwards.. and here in the UK, we should fear how this Con Govt is undermining our judiciary with the aim to make our own Supreme Court one of political appointment https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/24/roe-v-wade-decision-reaction-republicans-democrats?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Still so many barriers facing the Windrush generation. This must change. Great research from @QMUL #ResearchForAll

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/2022/hss/research-highlights-uk-pay-gap-for-caribbean-workers-on-windrush-day.html

Congratulations to @simonlightwood in Wakefield and @KayMorrison1 in Harlow on yesterday’s results.

And to @RichardFoordLD in Tiverton.

The Education Secretary is treating children’s learning as a political battlefield.

No-one wants strikes and no-one wants more disruption to our children’s education.

A short thread 🧵

Two stunning election defeats.

“Somebody must take responsibility..” The writing is on the wall yet the Cabinet stands by the Prime Minister defending the indefensible.

Meanwhile, a delicious irony that the PM is currently away in Rwanda

Oliver Dowden @OliverDowden

My letter of resignation to the Prime Minister.

If you live in Wakefield, today is your chance to send a message to the Tories the can’t ignore:

Vote for @SimonLightwood.

Vote for a fresh start.

#VoteLabour

This is vital for our region https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/half-million-pounds-extra-pumped-24296079?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

Childcare is essential to our economic success.

But under the Tories it’s unaffordable and unavailable: pushing women out of work and pricing people out of parenting.

Labour’s recovery plan would invest in the early years premium & school clubs for all.
https://www.newstatesman.com/society/2022/06/poll-childcare-crisis-costs-mothers-at-home

The Windrush generation helped build Britain.

But the Tories' hostile environment left many homeless, jobless and without healthcare. Victims are still waiting for the justice and compensation they deserve.

Windrush descendent @DavidLammy tells their story. #WindrushDay

Thousands of holiday flights cancelled.
People unable to renew their passports.
Biggest rail strike in a generation.

The Tories simply aren’t doing their job.

#PMQs

Canada has sanctioned Alexander Lebedev on a list of 14 people it says has ‘directly enabled Putin’s senseless war in Ukraine.’

At today’s Home Office Qs, I ask for the 7th time, did Boris Johnson meet with him without officials, during the Salisbury poisoning? No answer.

Visiting NATO Allied Maritime Command, I spoke to our troops about the situation in Ukraine and the need to bolster Britain’s defence and security at home and abroad.

Labour’s commitment to NATO is unshakeable. We stand with our allies against Putin's illegal war in Ukraine.

I know the challenges we face can be overcome if government works hand in hand with business.

It’s a partnership that can be the route out of the low growth we’re facing, towards a dynamic economy where opportunity is shared.

My @thetimes piece today.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rachel-reeves-shadow-chancellor-times-ceo-summit-0dqxdfww0

Delighted to learn overnight that Chris King has been elected as Councillor for Leamington Clarendon ward.
He joins the excellent Labour team of Cllrs and I know he will be superb.
@UKLabour

A real privilege to speak at the #TimesCEOSummit today, talking about how Labour will make Britain the best place to start and grow a business.
 
Our new review will make sure start-ups here can reach their full potential, in one of the most innovative countries in the world.

Great speech by @RachelReevesMP today.

The future Labour will build for Britain will be one where government empowers workers with the skills, healthcare, and childcare they need to flourish.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/labour-seeks-a-boost-for-uk-start-ups-r0z97609w

Six years ago our colleague and friend, Jo Cox, was murdered.

In Jo’s memory we continue to look ahead with a belief that the world she believed in so passionately remains within our grasp.

“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”

As costs soar, funding of just 7 pence extra a meal is pathetic and will do little to ensure children are getting a healthy, balanced meal. My comment in @DailyMirror👇🏻
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tories-announce-rise-infant-free-27243500

Lord Geidt gone.
Given the job title of ‘ethics adviser to the PM’ is an oxymoron, it’s hardly surprising https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61819747

The Govt's botched, last minute approach to awarding A-level results over the last two years has stored up problems.

Now some of the most talented students in the country are set to miss out. Again.

When will this Govt stop punishing young people?

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/jun/15/offer-rate-for-a-level-students-applying-to-top-universities-falls-to-55?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

The Tories have let Britain’s growth grind to a halt.

And they are too distracted by their own failings to deal with it.

Labour will get the cost of living crisis under control and build a thriving economy.

It’s truly despicable that a 12-time Conservative candidate sent me a racist death threat.

I will never be silenced by abuse, but this raises serious questions for the Conservatives about the prevalence of anti-Black racism in their party.
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/politics/leeds-man-who-sent-racist-death-threat-to-david-lammy-is-12-time-conservative-election-candidate-3726313

Govt support for the poorest university students will fall to lowest level for 7 yrs next year. Yet:

• 75% of students are worried about managing financially
• 25% have LESS than £50 a month to live on after rent and bills
• 5% are using food banks

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ifs-government-klarna-nus-national-minimum-wage-b2101207.html

In the Education Select Committee, the Universities Minister is banging on about her student loan reforms being 'fair'.

Yet her department’s own analysis literally says women (and minorities) will end up paying more and for longer due to student loan changes.

Read below 👇

Ministers ignored all warnings about deep problems in this policy - from treatment of torture victims to the risk of making people trafficking worse.

Shows shamefully that they care more about picking fights than serious policies. They’ve lost all British decency & common sense

The Health Secretary dodged my question re the Rosalind Franklin Megalab in Leamington.

He must know it's the last Covid testing lab (working at <20% capacity) which has cost £1.1bn (2x its original budget).

Now some scientists are being paid a week's wages for one day's work!

The Director of Freedom of Speech must not be a friend or ex-colleague of, or donor to, anyone in Govt.

OfS chair and Tory peer Lord Wharton ran the PM's election campaign - and his company also donated £8,000 to the party after his appointment.

So much for 'independent.'

We are now the only major European market not incentivising the sale of electric vehicles with grants.

This is a huge backwards step.

Please see my reaction to the Government scrapping plug-in grants below:

Incredible! UK Government already advertising a job that’s not yet been signed off in legislation.

No doubt it will be filled by one of their mates..

It’s why ⁦@UKLabour⁩ wants to legislate to put an end to their cronyism

Freedom Of Speech Bill
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/296625/director-of-freedom-of-speech-and-academic-freedom/

Big week.. let’s hope ⁦@carolecadwalla⁩ wins
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/jun/12/carole-cadwalladr-arron-banks-defamation-verdict-press-freedom?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Today @MattWestern_ got an answer to a Q about the council tax rebate🧵https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2022-05-25/9106

Worrying to see attacks on our universities and govt free speech proposals, are based on something the Minister can’t evidence but ‘believes’ to be true.

Public policy should be based on evidence, not anecdotes.

Universities and students deserve better.

https://www.researchprofessionalnews.com/rr-news-uk-universities-2022-6-government-appoints-student-support-champion-for-england/

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