Matthew Hancock

MP, West Suffolk

West Suffolk Conservative

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How Matthew Hancock voted
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  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Matthew Hancock hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee 8 Dec 2014

    Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (EU Sub-Committee D): EU Regional Marine Cooperation. 4:00 pm; Room 1, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 4.05pm) evidence will be heard from George Eustice MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Matthew Hancock MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, Department for Energy and Climate Change.
  • [Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Fracking 25 Nov 2014

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. I will respond to as many points as I can in what has been a largely reasonable and reasoned debate. In particular, the short contribution of the Opposition spokesman, the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West (Tom Greatrex), was commendable for its—
  • [Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Fracking 25 Nov 2014

    For its brevity, but also for its tone, which is similar to the Government’s tone—it is incumbent on the Government to explore the potential of that geological asset deep beneath the ground. The potential described by the geologists is great, but the question of how much can be extracted is as yet unanswered. It is necessary to find out that answer, but we have to do so...

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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 36 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 79.32% 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") 343 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 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)
(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: 29 November 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 29 November 2013
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 5 December 2013)

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