MP's June 2019 Newsletter



Here’s a snapshot of what's been happening in West Suffolk and Westminster

In West Suffolk
Visit to Lackford Lakes


I visited Lackford Lakes, which is run by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, for a walkabout and to meet the wonderful volunteers and staff. They do a fantastic job of managing the wildlife reserves and providing an outstanding visitor experience.

Newmarket Station car park

Really pleased that after the installation of CCTV and new lighting at Newmarket Station, that the car park has been cleaned up by Greater Anglia.  Good to see the station car park looking better for the local residents.

Success for my apprentice

I was thrilled to be at the presentation of my apprentice, Chloe Osborne’s triple distinction level 3 NVQ at West Suffolk College.  It was fantastic that Chloe has was promoted from being a very successful apprentice to now a full-time caseworker in my West Suffolk office.  This is an excellent example of the success of apprenticeships in this country. 

In Westminster

Mental Health Awareness Week



13 May was the start of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. We are putting an extra £2.3 billion into our country’s mental health services to make people are well looked after and so no one suffers in silence. Good mental health is as important to our well-being as good physical health.

G7 Health Summit


I attended the 2019 G7 Health Summit in France where we had valuable discussions on increasing vaccination rates, anti-microbial resistance, digital health, pandemic flu preparedness, opioids and tackling Ebola.  These are all issues that face many developed countries around the world, and it was constructive to meet my counterparts from the G7 to share expertise and learn about how to meet these challenges.

Download the Matt Hancock app

The Matt Hancock app was launched officially in February  2018 with a huge amount of media attention. Over the past year, the app has given me a fantastic platform to communicate with my West Suffolk constituents.  More than 10,000  people have downloaded the app, and the number of users continues to rise significantly every day.  This app is a real step forward in creating a digital community for all of us here in West Suffolk to discuss the issues affecting our communities and our country. 
If you haven’t done so already, I hope you will download this free app either through the Apple app store or through the Google Play store - just search for “Matt Hancock MP”.  Through the app, you will be able to be the first to hear my announcements and be alerted to news affecting West Suffolk.  But most importantly, this app will give you the platform in which to get in touch with me and the other users of the app to discuss the issues that are most important to you. 


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Westminster Office
Office of Matt Hancock MP
House of Commons
telephone: 0207 219 7186

West Suffolk
Constituency Office

Office of Matt Hancock MP
Park Farm Cottage
Fornham St Genevieve
Bury St Edmunds
IP28 6TS
telephone: 01284 701 807