Matthew Hancock

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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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.

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

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Last updated: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sporting Venues: Plastic Recycling 8 Feb 2018

    I have held discussions with the Environment Secretary on reducing plastics, including at sports venues, and further work is ongoing as part of our wider environmental agenda.
  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sporting Venues: Plastic Recycling 8 Feb 2018

    Yes, absolutely. I strongly support the work that the Environment Secretary is doing in leading on reducing single-use plastics. In fact, he was in Scotland this weekend, including at Pittodrie—I believe also that the right hon. Gentleman is a graduate of Aberdeen University—so the Environment Secretary is talking to venues about how they can reduce plastic waste. Of course, the...
  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sporting Venues: Plastic Recycling 8 Feb 2018

    Yes, I do. My hon. Friend is absolutely right that continuing improvement must be seen. While the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games set a new standard, we have to make sure that these standards keep advancing, and I hope to see that at the 2022 Commonwealth games.

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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

  • The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (since 8 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 24 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 96.58% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 610 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Feb 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: £2,000

Date received: 15 May 2017

Date accepted: 15 May 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 14 June 2017)
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)

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