Matthew Hancock

Conservative MP for West Suffolk

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Matthew Hancock’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Recent appearances

  • Horse Racing 23 Sep 2021

    I thank Mr Speaker for granting this debate at what is a critical time for the British horse racing industry. Racing is a sport that means so much to me, not only because I love riding out, but because I have seen the positive impact of horse racing on communities across my West Suffolk constituency and across the country. I am grateful for all the support I have received from racing over the...
  • Horse Racing 23 Sep 2021

    I do, and I will come on to that point, because it is at the nub of how we ensure that we have a flourishing industry while taking into account the impact of gambling-related harm, which the hon. Gentleman knows is a matter close to my heart. However, it is possible to have policy that leads to a flourishing horse racing industry and the sport doing well that is symbiotic with that. That is...
  • Horse Racing 23 Sep 2021

    My hon. Friend has made his point very clearly. Thanks to the vaccine, we have been able to reopen racing after more than a year in which there were no crowds—and for 11 weeks in 2020, it was closed altogether. It is thanks to the vaccine that the crowds are back, and long may they remain so. I will avoid the particular issue of the passports question; I know that my hon. Friend feels very...

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Conservative MP for West Suffolk

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Matthew Hancock campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (9 Jul 2018 to 26 Jun 2021)
  • The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (8 Jan 2018 to 9 Jul 2018)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (3 Jul 2017 to 8 Jan 2018)
  • Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy) (15 Jul 2016 to 3 Jul 2017)
  • The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Minister of State for Portsmouth (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Tattersalls Ltd
Address of donor: Terrace House, Newmarket CB8 9BT

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

Donor status: company, registration 00791113

(Registered 03 February 2021)
Name of donor: Unex Holdings Ltd
Address of donor: Church Lane, Stetchworth, Newmarket CB8 9TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000

Donor status: company, registration 0349284

(Registered 18 February 2021)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Disciple Media Ltd
Address of donor: Colonial Building, 59-61 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8LS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Digital app, market value £11,998 per annum

Date received: 1 February 2020

Date accepted: 1 February 2020

Donor status: company, registration 08075740

(Registered 18 February 2020)
Name of donor: Disciple Media Ltd
Address of donor: Colonial Buildings, 59-61 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8LS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Digital app, market value £3,588 per annum

Date received: 1 February 2021 - 31 January 2022

Date accepted: 1 February 2021

Donor status: company, registration 08075740

(Registered 04 February 2021)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 25 January 2021, Topwood Limited, shredding, storage and security systems. (Shares under a delegated management arrangement.) (Registered 16 March 2021; updated 21 September 2021) This is an update to an entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 21 September 2021. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.

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