Matt Hancock

Watch: Matt Hancock dodges Kim Darroch question 17 times

10 July 2019 8:21

Should Sir Kim Darroch resign as British ambassador in the wake of the row with Donald Trump? It is a…

Hancock given hard time over sugar tax and social care

9 July 2019 17:15

On the subject of MPs who hope Boris Johnson might give them a job, Matt Hancock was before the Health…

Matt Hancock’s Boris endorsement irks One Nation Tories

17 June 2019 9:50

Is Boris Johnson’s route to No. 10 now unstoppable? The former foreign secretary has more MPs backing him than any…

Matt Hancock: why I’m backing Boris

16 June 2019 21:15

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, dropped out of the leadership race last week and had been mulling whether to support…

Matt Hancock bows out of the leadership race – where will his supporters go?

14 June 2019 11:54

Matt Hancock has become the first leadership candidate to bow out of the race following the first secret ballot. In…

Can Matt Hancock be trusted on Brexit?

10 June 2019 11:02

What does Matt Hancock offer the Conservative party? He’s a former Remainer who has stayed loyal in Theresa May’s Cabinet…

Matt Hancock has missed the point about Boris’s business jibe

29 May 2019 12:55

If it was in a playground in one of the rougher parts of town, which increasingly it resembles, this could…

Hancock’s holding line sums up the Tory party’s policy problem

2 October 2018 16:12

So much of this Conservative conference has felt like a holding line from the party leadership, as though having the…

Hancock’s health hour

24 July 2018 13:04

Matt Hancock has been ambitious for a big Cabinet job for a good while. He’s finally got it, and today…

Matt Hancock gets serious as new Health Secretary

9 July 2018 22:10

Theresa May’s mini emergency reshuffle is complete. After David Davis and Boris Johnson resigned over the Prime Minister’s Brexit position,…

The snobs won against the FOBTs

17 May 2018 12:46

It’s good to see that for all their bickering over Brexit and war of words over austerity, the Tories and…

The cost of the Matt Hancock app

22 February 2018 16:44

When Matt Hancock released the ‘Matt Hancock app’ this month, there was much mockery from his critics. While some found…

Matt Hancock’s show of solidarity for May

16 October 2017 15:47

Although Theresa May has found herself in a more vulnerable position since her disastrous conference speech – which featured a…

Matt Hancock fails to do his homework in Stoke

24 February 2017 7:06

Although the Conservatives can celebrate an impressive victory in Copeland last night, over in Stoke things look less rosy for…

Matt Hancock struggles to play it straight with radio speech

26 September 2016 14:53

As Labour MPs and members alike turn on one another at their annual conference, the Conservatives get on with their…

The Spectator summer party, in pictures

6 July 2016 23:30

In recent weeks, Westminster politicians have found themselves compared to the characters of House of Cards and Game of Thrones over their post-referendum antics.…

Cock-up or conspiracy, Leave won’t like the vote registration extension

8 June 2016 16:49

The government’s announcement of a 48-hour extension to the voter registration deadline has surprised those who were sitting in the…

Vince Cable takes credit for Matt Hancock’s public school interview pledge

1 June 2016 12:41

This week Matt Hancock has found himself in the firing line over his social mobility drive. Following Hancock’s call for…

MPs blast ‘sordid’ document ban for pro-Brexit ministers

29 February 2016 17:52

Even if there has been no mistake at all in the guidance to civil servants about what documents they can…

The Tories’ ‘black-and-white’ ball, in pictures

9 February 2016 12:20

Last night politicians and celebrities dined with the super-rich at the annual Tory Black and White ball. While press are banned from the…