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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.
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Matthew Hancock voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
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I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his constructive approach in these difficult times. He and I agree that the strategy of suppressing the virus while protecting the economy and education is the right one. In so doing, it is important to act fast so as not to have to act bigger later. I also agree that no one in this House came into office to put in place restrictions like these. He...
Yes, I will happily sign up to the proposals that my right hon. Friend has set out. As the House well knows, his long-standing and international work on patient safety is very impressive. We must ensure that in these difficult times we protect our care workers and frontline staff—including, if I may say so, the staff at the testing centres—and that we reiterate once again our commitment...
I wholeheartedly agree with the hon. Lady’s comments about the need for action across the UK. We have seen in Scotland, as in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, that the number of cases has, sadly, risen sharply. I welcome her physically back to the Chamber, in demonstrating this unity of purpose across the four nations of the UK. If we can bring forward the goal of 500,000 tests per day...
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Conservative MP for West Suffolk
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Matthew Hancock campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- Departmental Buildings
- Departmental Allowances
- Departmental Furniture
- Departmental Redundancy Pay
Currently held offices
- Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (since 9 Jul 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- 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: 14 Sep 2020.
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: Disciple Media Ltd
Address of donor: Atrium Building, Stables Market, London NW1 8AH
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Digital app, market value approximately £6,000 per annum
Date received: 1 February 2019
Date accepted: 1 February 2019
Donor status: company, registration 8075740
(Registered 04 February 2019)
Name of donor: Tattersalls Ltd
Address of donor: Terrace House, 125 High Street, Newmarket CB8 9BT
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
Date received: 25 November 2019
Date accepted: 25 November 2019
Donor status: company, registration 00791113
(Registered 06 January 2020; updated 15 July 2020)
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)
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