The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

Matt is the MP for West Suffolk and was appointed the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 9 July 2018. Matt was first elected MP for West Suffolk in 2010. He entered Government in September 2012 and has served in a number of ministerial roles under David Cameron, including as Minister for Skills, Minister for Business, and Paymaster General. Under Prime Minister Theresa May, Matt was appointed Minister for Digital & Culture in 2016 and then reappointed Minister for Digital in 2017 and then Culture Secretary in the Department of Digital, Culture Media & Sport in January 2018. Before entering politics he worked as an economist at the Bank of England, and for his family tech industry.

Biography

Matt Hancock was appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 9 July 2018. He was Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 8 January 2018 to 9 July 2018. He was previously Minister of State for Digital from July 2016 to January 2018. Matt was elected Conservative MP for West Suffolk in May 2010. From 2010 Matt served as a backbencher on the Public Accounts Committee and the Standards & Privileges Committee. Matt entered government in September 2012 and has served in a number of Ministerial Roles, including for skills and business, and as Paymaster General. He oversaw the expansion of apprenticeships, and championed the digital transformation of government. From July 2016 he served at DCMS as Minister of State for Digital and was responsible for broadband, broadcasting, creative industries, cyber and the tech industry. Before entering politics, Matt worked for his family business, as an economist at the Bank of England, and as Chief of Staff to the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. He holds degrees from Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Matt is married to Martha and has three young children. He is the first MP in modern times to win a horse race, having raced to victory at the Newmarket July Course in August 2012. He is an avid cricketer and plays for the Lords & Commons Cricket team. Matthew once played the most northerly game of cricket on record, and succumbed to frostbite en route to the Pole. He retains all his fingers.

 

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