Matt Western is the Labour MP for Warwick and Leamington. In March 2021, he was appointed as Labour’s Shadow Minister for Universities. Matt is also Chair of the APPG on Electric Vehicles and of the Motor APPG. Prior to entering Parliament, Matt studied at the University of Bristol. He then embarked on a 24-year career in industry both in the UK and Paris. Before his election as MP for Warwick and Leamington in 2017, he served as a Labour Warwickshire County Councillor from 2013 to 2018. He is a lifelong supporter of Arsenal Football Club and is a keen cyclist.