Matt is the MP for West Suffolk.
Matt was first elected MP for West Suffolk in 2010, with a majority of 13,000.
Within 3-years, Matt entered Government and served in a number of ministerial roles under Prime Minister David Cameron, including Minister for Skills, Minister for Business, and Paymaster General.
In 2016, under Theresa May's premiership, Matt was appointed Minister for Digital & Culture, before being reappointed Minister for Digital in 2017 and Secretary of State in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, in January 2018.
Matt was soon promoted to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care by Theresa May. It's a position he held under Prime Minister Boris Johnson, managing the first 18-months of the coronavirus pandemic.
As an MP, Matt has been working to introduce universal screening for dyslexia in all UK primary schools, alongside better teacher training and support for those with neurodiverse conditions in schools, business, and the criminal justice system.
Matt's long-standing interest in tech and innovation has also seen him return to his roots. He is currently working to create a pro-innovation and growth environment in the UK Fintech sector, including a progressive regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies.
Before entering politics Matt worked for his family tech business and as an economist at the Bank of England. After a few years, he was poached and became Chief of Staff to then Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.
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 Club. 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.
At the 2019 election, Matt increased his majority to more than 23,000.