Member of Parliament for West Suffolk
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.
Before entering politics, he worked as an economist at the Bank of England, and for his family tech industry. He holds degrees from Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Matt is a keen sportsman. In October 2021, Matt completed his first London Marathon in aid of St Nicholas Hospice in Suffolk in a time of 3:47.
Matt 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. Matt once played the most northerly game of cricket on record and succumbed to frostbite en route to the Pole. He retains all his fingers.
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care - July 2018 to June 2021
Matt Hancock was appointed to Health and Social Care on 9th July 2018 following the resignation of Boris Johnson and David Davis and the appointment of Jeremy Hunt as Foreign Secretary. Following the election of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister in August 2019 Matt was re-appointed and served as Health and Social Care Secretary until June 2021.
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – January 2018 to July 2018
Matt Hancock was the UK’s first Minister for Digital. and was promoted to Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 8th January 2018. During his time at DCMS, he launched his own App called Matt Hancock.