Matt Hancock

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Person.png Matt Hancock  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born2 October 1978
Member ofUK Vaccine Task Force
InterestsFourth Industrial Revolution
UK health secretary who promoted the UK Covid lockdown, while profiting financially from the UK government's handling of the event.

Employment.png UK/Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

In office
9 July 2018 - 26 June 2021
Preceded byJeremy Hunt
Succeeded bySajid Javid

Employment.png UK/Culture Secretary link=, _Culture, _Media_and_Sport

In office
8 January 2018 - 9 July 2018
Succeeded byJeremy Wright

Employment.png UK/Minister of State for Digital and Culture

In office
15 July 2015 - 8 January 2018

Employment.png UK/Paymaster General Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
11 May 2015 - 14 July 2016
Preceded byFrancis Maude

Employment.png Minister for the Cabinet Office Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
11 May 2015 - 14 July 2016
Preceded byFrancis Maude

Employment.png United Kingdom Anti-Corruption Champion

In office
14 October 2014 - 11 May 2015

Employment.png Minister of State for Energy

In office
15 July 2014 - 11 May 2015
Preceded byMichael Fallon
Succeeded byAndrea Leadsom

Employment.png Minister of State for Portsmouth

In office
15 July 2014 - 11 May 2015
Preceded byMichael Fallon

Employment.png Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise

In office
8 September 2013 - 15 July 2014

Employment.png Member of Parliament for West Suffolk

In office
6 May 2010 - Present
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Matthew John David Hancock is a UK politician who was made UK/Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in July 2018. A relatively young and obscure politician, he came to the limelight during the UK handling of the declared Covid-19 Pandemic, where he fronted several of the government's most draconian lockdown policies.

In April 2021 it emerged that he had a stake in Topwood Ltd, an NHS contractor in which his sister, Emily Gilruth, was involved since its foundation in 2002.[1]


On 26 June 2021, Matt Hancock resigned as Health Secretary following publication in The Sun of pictures of Hancock in a clinch with his political adviser Gina Coladangelo that were recorded by CCTV in his office. In his letter of resignation, Hancock said:

"I want to reiterate my apology for breaking the guidance, and apologise to my family and loved ones for putting them through this."[2]

Ann Johns on Twitter reacted:

"Hancock should have resigned over the Serco contract, the Care Home deaths, the PPE disaster, the treatment of NHS workers and carers & especially 160K deaths caused by incompetence. Job gone, marriage over & probably an investigation to face & bring justice to grieving families."[3]

Early life

Hancock was born on 2 October 1978 in Chester, Cheshire, to Michael Hancock and Shirley Hills (now Carter).[4]

Hancock attended Farndon County Primary School, in Farndon, Cheshire, and the independent King's School, Chester. He took A-levels in maths, physics, computing and economics.[5] He later studied computing at the further education college, West Cheshire College.[6][7] He studied at Exeter College, Oxford, and graduated with a first in philosophy, politics and economics, and earned a MPhil degree in Economics at Christ's College, Cambridge a few years later.[8] Hancock became a member of the Conservative Party in 1999.[9]

Political Career

Hancock simulated crying for the new Covid vaccine (Bitchute [1])

A relatively obscure politician, he came to the forefront during the UK handling of the declared Covid-19 Pandemic, where he fronted several of the most draconian lockdown policies.

Before that, he gushed enthusiastically of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, stating in a Parliament speech "And I’m delighted to speak alongside so many impressive colleagues who really understand this, and alongside Professor Klaus Schwab who literally ‘wrote the book’ on the 4th Industrial Revolution. Your work, bringing together as you do all the best minds on the planet, has informed what we are doing, and I’m delighted to work with you."[10]

On 25 June 2021, The Sun reported a world exclusive that Hancock is having an affair with a millionaire lobbyist. His position was untenable and he resigned the next day.[11]


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Why the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app failedArticle19 June 2020Matt BurgessOn 18 June 2020, Matt Hancock announced that the planned centralised NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app, which has been trialled on the Isle of Wight and downloaded by tens of thousands of people, has been ditched in favour of a decentralised system developed by Google and Apple.