Matthew Hancock

Former MP, West Suffolk

West Suffolk Conservative

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How Matthew Hancock voted
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  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Matthew Hancock hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Approved Suppliers 26 Mar 2015

    The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill contains radical steps to tackle late payment. We have prohibited the practice of paying to join or remain on supplier lists in certain circumstances. We recently consulted on going further and will now require large companies to report on these practices.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Approved Suppliers 26 Mar 2015

    I pay tribute to the hon. Lady’s long-standing and effective campaign on late payment. The amendments did not work technically, but I am prepared to consider anything to tackle the culture of late payment. We will make 30 days the normal payment term and 60 days the maximum. That is the culture change we need, and I look forward to working with her to make it happen.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Approved Suppliers 26 Mar 2015

    We do need to eradicate that culture, and I have already set out the steps we are taking. However, may I also take this opportunity to pay tribute to the work of the Business Secretary on this issue and many others over the past five years? We have had an incredibly business-like relationship working hard in the Business Department, and I pay tribute especially to his work on getting an...

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Former Conservative MP for West Suffolk

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Departmental Allowances
  • Taxis
  • Wines
  • Departmental Furniture

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State for Portsmouth (since 15 Jul 2014)
  • The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (since 15 Jul 2014)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (since 15 Jul 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister for Universities and Science (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education) (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (19 Oct 2010 to 12 Dec 2012)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 12 Nov 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 77.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 126 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 411 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Kirsten Rausing
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,250
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 19 September 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Tattersalls Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Terrace House, 125 High Street, Newmarket CB8 9BT
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 00791113
(a) (Registered 14 October 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Unex Construction Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Unex House, Church Lane, Stechworth, Newmarket CB8 9TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £40,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 01353767
(a) (Registered 3 November 2014)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Neil Record
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 in support of my parliamentary work and travel costs in my capacity as an MP
(b) Date of receipt: 18 November 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 26 November 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 27 November 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Olowole Kolade
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 16 December 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 16 December 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 8 January 2015)

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