Matt Hancock

British politician
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Matthew John David Hancock (born 2 October 1978) is a British Conservative Party politician. In 2018, he became Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for West Suffolk since 2010.[1]


Matt Hancock

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Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Assumed office
9 July 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Boris Johnson
Preceded byJeremy Hunt
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
In office
8 January 2018 – 9 July 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byKaren Bradley
Succeeded byJeremy Wright
Minister of State for Digital and Culture
In office
15 July 2016 – 8 January 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byEd Vaizey
Succeeded byMargot James
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General
In office
11 May 2015 – 14 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byFrancis Maude
Succeeded byBen Gummer
Minister of State for Business and Enterprise
In office
15 July 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byMichael Fallon
Succeeded byAnna Soubry
Minister of State for Energy
In office
15 July 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byMichael Fallon
Succeeded byAndrea Leadsom
Minister of State for Portsmouth
In office
15 July 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byMichael Fallon
Succeeded byMark Francois
Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise
In office
8 September 2013 – 15 July 2014
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byJohn Hayes
Succeeded byNick Boles
Member of Parliament
for West Suffolk
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byRichard Spring
Majority17,063 (33.0%)
Personal details
Born
Matthew John David Hancock

(1978-10-02) 2 October 1978 (age 41)
Chester, England
Political partyConservative
Alma mater
Websitewww.matt-hancock.com

On 9 July 2018, after the promotion of Jeremy Hunt to Foreign Secretary, Hancock was named Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.[2] On 25 May 2019, Hancock announced his plans to run for leadership of the Conservative Party.[3] He withdrew from the race on 14 June shortly after winning only twenty votes on the first ballot.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Young minister has the skills to climb to the top in Westminster". Financial Times. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. "Matt Hancock replaces Jeremy Hunt as health secretary". The Independent. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  3. "Race to be new prime minister begins". BBC News. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  4. "Tory leadership: Matt Hancock quits contest". BBC News. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019.