Matthew Hancock

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

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

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Matthew Hancock has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Citizen Service 21 Jun 2018

    The National Citizen Service is a life-changing experience. The programme delivers good value for money for the taxpayer, and the most recent evaluation showed that the summer programme generated over £2 in benefits for every £1 spent.
  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Citizen Service 21 Jun 2018

    I think the outcomes from the NCS are very powerful. It brings communities together and it is one of the most effective things that we have in making sure that people come together at a young age and understand our national life as a whole. Of course we are always seeking to improve its administration; the hon. Gentleman would expect nothing less.
  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Citizen Service 21 Jun 2018

    Just over 99,000 young people participated in the NCS last year. This year, the target is 100,000—so a little bit higher. We are looking to increase and broaden participation so that people from all backgrounds and communities get the opportunity to engage. In fact, engagement is very strong among the most disadvantaged groups.

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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

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 25 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 91.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 158 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Matthew Hancock’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 671 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jul 2018.

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

Date received: 15 November 2017

Date accepted: 15 November 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 November 2017)
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 2018

Date accepted: 1 February 2018

Donor status: company, registration 8075740

(Registered 06 February 2018)

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