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


In Westminster

Digital Technology and Children


One of my announcements a few weeks ago received a bit of press coverage.  I spoke about the need for boundaries for our children when it comes to their use of the internet and the use of mobile phones in school. The internet and digital technology can be a force for good, but we all have a responsibility to keep our children safe.  This includes, but is not limited to:  parents, schools, teachers and social media platforms.  Read the speech I gave at the NSPCC conference here and Telegraph article below.



London Tech Week



I launched London Tech Week earlier this month to showcase Britain as the best place in the world to run a tech company.  Britain is a digital dynamo with the government and tech sector working together to help make this country the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business. We’re encouraging the best and brightest tech talent to come to the UK and creating the right conditions for our high growth digital businesses to thrive with a new Start-Up Visa for entrepreneurs will launch in Spring 2019 and a new £2.5 billion British Patient Capital programme, which is expected to attract a further £5 billion in private investment, to support UK companies with high growth potential to access the long-term investment they need to grow and go global.



In West Suffolk

Suffolk Day




On 21 June, we celebrated Suffolk Day, the day when we recognise all that is wonderful about Suffolk. In the House of Commons, we had food and drink producers from across the county come to show what delicious products are made from produce that’s grown in Suffolk.  And in Suffolk, there were countless events put on by organisations, both large and small.  Suffolk really does have the best of everything, the beautiful countryside, friendly people and innovative businesses.


Newmarket Neighbourhood Plan


I would encourage all residents in and around Newmarket to have a look at the Newmarket Neighbourhood Plan here or at and then give your views on it at  This is a chance to have your say on how the town changes and grows so that the character of and quality of life within Newmarket are maintained, or improved.  The consultation closes on 14 August, so please have a look today. 

Download the Matt Hancock app

The Matt Hancock app was launched officially in February with a huge amount of media attention. Around 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.
I hope you will download this free app either thought 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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Tour of the Houses of Parliament


Would you like to take a tour of the House of Commons? Tours during the morning are free for groups of up to twenty-five people. I’m always happy to arrange tours, but please do allow three months’ notice, as they are very popular. Please contact me at for further information.  If you are affiliated with a school, then you might be interested in a visit to the Parliamentary Education Centre.

Contact Details
I am always keen to hear about the issues, both local and national, which matter most to you. Please do get in touch if you feel I can be of any assistance.

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



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