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Matt Hancock

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Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Assumed office
9 July 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Boris Johnson
Preceded by Jeremy Hunt
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
In office
8 January 2018 – 9 July 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Karen Bradley
Succeeded by Jeremy Wright
Minister of State for Digital and Culture
In office
15 July 2016 – 8 January 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Ed Vaizey
Succeeded by Margot James
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General
In office
11 May 2015 – 14 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Francis Maude
Succeeded by Ben Gummer
Minister of State for Business and Enterprise
In office
15 July 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Michael Fallon
Succeeded by Anna Soubry
Minister of State for Energy
In office
15 July 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Michael Fallon
Succeeded by Andrea Leadsom
Minister of State for Portsmouth
In office
15 July 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Michael Fallon
Succeeded by Mark Francois
Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise
In office
8 September 2013 – 15 July 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by John Hayes
Succeeded by Nick Boles
Member of Parliament
for West Suffolk
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Richard Spring
Majority 17,063 (33.0%)
Personal details
Born
Matthew John David Hancock

2 October 1978 (1978-10-02) (age 42)
Chester, England
Political party Conservative
Alma mater

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.

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

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