Matthew Hancock

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 very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Matthew Hancock hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Women and Equalities: Tata Steel 16 Oct 2014

    Tata Steel yesterday announced that it is in negotiations to sell its long products division based in Scunthorpe. At the same time, it has committed to invest further in its Port Talbot strip products business as it focuses its European business on strip products. I can understand that any announcement of this sort brings uncertainty, and we will do all we reasonably can to support the...
  • Women and Equalities: Tata Steel 16 Oct 2014

    First, may I say that there is a remarkable amount on which the three main parties agree? I will go through the hon. Gentleman’s questions in turn. The hon. Gentleman is right that steel underpins, quite literally, a huge amount of manufacturing and construction activity in the UK. We have taken strides to strengthen the skills provision for manufacturing, not least by strengthening and...
  • Women and Equalities: Tata Steel 16 Oct 2014

    I pay tribute to my hon. Friend’s work in this area. The work that he did to restart steel production in Redcar was widely noticed. By getting on the plane around the world to bring investment into that plant, he bears personal responsibility for the restarting of that steel production. He makes an important point about the costs for energy-intensive industries. There is no point in...

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Conservative MP for West Suffolk

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — 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
  • The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)

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 (19 Oct 2010 to 12 Dec 2012)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 12 Nov 2012)

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 79.68% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 305 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

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)
(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: 29 November 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 29 November 2013
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 5 December 2013)

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