'My furniture is all second hand', claims Warwick and Leamington MP after council leader spending scandal

Matt Western MP
Matt Western MP

The MP for Warwick and Leamington has claimed he has sourced his office furniture from a second-hand company, after it was revealed more than £13,000 was spent on county council leader Izzi Seccombe's.

Labour MP Matt Western bought most of his furniture for his constituency office from Leamington-based organisation Action 21, which he says has cost £480 since June 2017.

Mr Western said: “It was a pleasure to visit Action 21 in South Leamington.

“Over the last eight months I have sourced all my office furniture from Action 21 and other second-hand stores and suppliers.

“In this time of austerity it’s important to be careful with public money.”

Warwickshire County Council said the £13,770 spent on Cllr Seccombe’s furniture was necessary to make the office look ‘credible’.