Matthew Hancock

Independent MP for West Suffolk


Matthew Hancock’s voting in Parliament

Matthew Hancock is a Independent MP, but has changed parties or become independent.

Compared to their original party (Conservative), for the vast majority of issues they have voted in the same way as other Conservative MPs.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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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
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Taxis
  • Wines
  • Hospitals: Food
  • 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: 27 Nov 2023.

1. Employment and earnings
21 October 2022, received £10,000 from Fintech Nexus, Huckletree Shoreditch, 18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AH, for a speech at the LendIt conference. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 01 November 2022)
Payments received via Shine Talent Management Limited, 8 Kingston Court, Kingston Fields, Kingston on Soar NG11 0DL:
28 October 2022, received £45,000 from Minnow Films, 58-60 Rivington Road, London EC2A 3AU, for appearing on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins between 24 September and 8 October 2022. Hours: approx. 80 hrs. (Registered 21 November 2022)
28 March 2023, received £10,000 from ITV Ltd, White City Place, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7RU, for an interview on Good Morning Britain. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 April 2023)
4 November 2022, received £1,000 from ITN Productions, 200 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8XZ, for an appearance on the Andrew Neil Show. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 02 December 2022)
30 November 2022, received £800 from Kings College, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, for a speaking engagement. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 05 December 2022)
14 December 2022, received £320,000 from Lifted Entertainment, ITV Studios, White City Place, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7RU, for appearing on I’m a Celebrity..Get Me Out of Here. Hours: 720 hrs (30 days). (Registered 11 January 2023)
13 January 2023, received £10,000 from Blemain Finance (Together), Lakeview, Lakeside, Cheadle SK8 3GW, for a speech. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 18 January 2023)
20 January 2023, received £48,000 from Biteback Publishing, c/o BCA, 21 Marina Court, Castle Street, Hull HU1 1TJ, for an interview and serialisation of my book in the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday for Associated Newspapers, Northcliffe House 2 Derry Street London W8 5TT. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 23 January 2023)
31 March 2023, received £1,600 from W.F. Howes Ltd (audio book publisher), Unit 5 St George's House, Rearsby Business Park, Gaddesby Lane, Rearsby, Leicester LE7 4YH, for recording an audio book. Hours: 34 hrs. (Registered 24 April 2023)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Disciple Media
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 £6,528 per annum
Date received: 1 February 2022 - 31 January 2023
Date accepted: 1 February 2022
Donor status: company, registration 08075740
(Registered 01 February 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Global Media and Entertainment Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality to the Jingle Bell Ball, value £499.98
Date received: 10 December 2022
Date accepted: 10 December 2022
Donor status: company, registration 06251684
(Registered 21 December 2022)
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)
8. Miscellaneous
From 8 May 2022, 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. (Registered 01 June 2022; updated 14 June 2022)

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