About Matt

 

Matt Hancock is the UK’s first Minister for Digital. He has served as MP for West Suffolk since 2010.

As Minister for Digital, Matt is responsible for the Government’s digital strategy, for internet governance, connectivity, cyber and the tech industry. His responsibilities also include broadcasting, the media and the creative industries, including music, film and publishing.

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 married to Martha and has three young children. He 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. Matthew once played the most northerly game of cricket on record, and succumbed to frostbite en route to the Pole. He retains all his fingers.