The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP
Secretary of State for Health & Social Care

The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

Matt Hancock was appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 9 July 2018 having previously served as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in 2018, and Minister of State for Digital from July 2016 to January 2018.

Matt was elected Conservative MP for West Suffolk in May 2010 and entered government in September 2012. 

Before entering politics, Matt worked for his family business, as an economist at the Bank of England, and as Chief of Staff to the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. He holds degrees from Oxford and Cambridge Universities.