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 against an investigation into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee 28 Mar 2017

    Communications Committee: Skills for the theatre industry. 3:15 pm; Room 2, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 3:30 PM) Ms Indhu Rubasingham MBE, Artistic Director, Tricycle Theatre (at 4:30 PM) Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Tickets: Touting 23 Mar 2017

    The Government has a continuing interest in the area of secondary ticketing, and recognises the process of distributing and buying tickets can often be a cause for public frustration and concern. We are determined to crackdown on unacceptable behaviour and improve fans’ chances of buying tickets at a reasonable price. An independent review of consumer protection measures was...
  • Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband 23 Mar 2017

    We hold regular discussions with broadband providers about improving broadband speeds and coverage to all parts of the UK. Considerable progress has been made with only 1 per cent of all UK premises unable to access speeds of 2 Megabits per second or better in December 2016 compared to 11 per cent in 2010. Through the Government’s Better Broadband Scheme, all homes and businesses can...

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Conservative MP for West Suffolk

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

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Topics of interest

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

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

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy) (since 15 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — 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 low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 83.08% 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.
  • 134 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Matthew Hancock’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 532 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.

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 2016

Date accepted: 22 November 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 November 2016)

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