Matthew Hancock

Independent MP for West Suffolk

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About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Matthew Hancock) represents you, and all of the people who live in West Suffolk, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Independent MP for West Suffolk

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

Party was Conservative until 31 Oct 2022

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Topics of interest

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

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Department for Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Department for Science
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Departmental Allowances
  • Departmental Furniture
  • Taxis
  • Hospitals: Food

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Recent appearances

  • Valedictory Debate 24 May 2024

    While the Minister has been on his feet, my right hon. Friend the Member for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove) has announced that he will not be standing for election again. He has served almost entirely within the Cabinet over the past 14 years, and I am sure that he would have participated in this debate, had he had the opportunity. I am sure that the Minister will want to make some remarks...
  • Valedictory Debate 24 May 2024

    I was not expecting to speak today, as I did not know there was a slot today for valedictory speeches. During yesterday’s statement, I spoke about the importance of the NHS, and said that that would be the end of my contributions, but I saw Mr Speaker last night, and he explained that some time would be given over to valedictory speeches today. Having had the Conservative Whip restored this...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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Last updated: 13 May 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Role, work or services: Writing a book
Payer: Biteback Publishing (book publishers), c/o BCA, 21 Marina Court, Castle Street, Hull HU1 1TJ
Payment: £5,527.11 as a royalty payment (book sales).
Received on: 26 April 2024. Hours: no additional hours.
Donated to: a charity
(Registered 29 April 2024)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: London Marathon Events Limited
Address of donor: 190 Great Dover Street, London, England SE1 4YB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hospitality before and after running the 2024 London Marathon, value £350
Date received: 21 April 2024
Date accepted: 21 April 2024
Donor status: company, registration 01528489
(Registered 24 April 2024)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Name of company or organisation: Topwood Limited
Nature of business: Shredding, storage and security systems
Interest held: from 25 January 2021
Additional information: These shares are held under a delegated management arrangement.
(Registered 16 March 2021; updated 21 September 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
Director and sole member of the Centre for Neurodiversity Ltd, a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, which aims to further the cause of identifying and supporting those with neurodiverse conditions. This is an unpaid role.
Date interest arose: 8 May 2022
(Registered 1 June 2022; updated 14 June 2022)
Member of the Accessible Learning Foundation Ltd, a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, which aims to further the cause of identifying and supporting those with neurodiverse conditions. This is an unpaid role.
Date interest arose: 2 April 2024
(Registered 12 April 2024)

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