Matthew Hancock campaigned to remain in the European Union
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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 for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against.
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Matthew Hancock has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
We work closely with all devolved authorities on their Broadband needs. The appointment of a chief digital officer for London is a matter for the new Mayor of London.
Until exit negotiations are concluded, the UK remains a full member of the European Union and all the rights and obligations of EU membership remain in force. During this period the Government will continue to negotiate, implement and apply EU legislation.
We recognises the importance of broadband access for British businesses in remaining globally competitive. That is why the Business Broadband Review was announced by the Business Secretary on 24 February. The Review is exploring the barriers faced by all businesses in the UK, especially SMEs, in accessing affordable, high-speed broadband.
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Conservative MP for West Suffolk
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- Departmental Buildings
- Departmental Allowances
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — well 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 83.18% 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.
- 135 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Matthew Hancock’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 468 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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