Matthew Hancock

MP, West Suffolk

West Suffolk Conservative

Matthew Hancock’s voting in Parliament

Matthew Hancock is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Matthew Hancock sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Matthew Hancock consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Matthew Hancock’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Matthew Hancock’s full vote analysis page for more.

Matthew Hancock has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Service Board 28 Apr 2016

    The composition of the most senior collective leadership body (now Civil Service Board) has changed markedly since 2010 and its membership is reviewed on an ongoing basis. The Board has existed in its current guise, under the Chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary, since September 2014. During the past year six new Board members have been appointed, replacing those who have left the Civil...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Freedom of Information Act 2000: Prosecutions 28 Apr 2016

    Section 70 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not contain an offence. It amends the Data Protection Act 1998 to exempt data falling within section 1(1)(e) of that Act from some of its provisions, including the offence under section 55 of that Act.
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Anti-corruption Summit 28 Apr 2016

    The London Anti-Corruption Summit will bring together governments, international organisations, businesses and civil society to confront the problem of corruption. Information about the summit can be found on the summit web pages of the GOV.UK website. Further details will be announced in due course.

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Conservative MP for West Suffolk

Entered the 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

  • The Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Minister of State for Portsmouth (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education) (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • The Minister for Universities and Science (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Matthew Hancock’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 85.88% 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 — 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.
  • 124 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Matthew Hancock’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 455 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: John Gosden Racing LLP
Address of donor: Clarehaven Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7BY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: limited liability partnership

(Registered 28 May 2015)
Name of donor: Tattersalls
Address of donor: 125 Terrace House, High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9BS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: drinks party in aid of West Suffolk fighting fund

Donor status: company, registration 00791113

(Registered 28 May 2015)
Name of donor: Duke of Bedford
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 May 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Neil Record
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 16 November 2015

Date accepted: 24 November 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 December 2015)

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