Matt Hancock

Name:
Matthew John David Hancock

Age:
40

Current Position In Government:
Health Secretary

Current Position In Circus:
Acrobat – Will he continue to soar? Or plummet back down to earth?

MP For:
West Suffolk

Best Known For:
Making an app of himself (no, really)

Previous Career:
His family’s software company, then Economist at Bank of England.

View On Brexit:
Voted Remain.
Says that Brexit can only be between a deal or no Brexit, because no-deal would not be allowed by Parliament. Suggested an Irish border council to resolve backstop. Open to extension.

Bookmakers’ Odds:
100/1- The Times, 11/06

Campaign Video:

Pros:

  • Seen as a youthful face for the Tories at a time where they are haemorrhaging youth votes
  • Progressive, modernising
  • Shows a real passion for what he does – seems to be one of the more less cynical politicians in the race

Cons:

  • Youth not always a positive – hasn’t had the time to develop real clout as a politician
  • Not good under interview pressure – had some pretty cringe-worthy interviews following May’s Withdrawal Bill defeats
  • Recently wore a white t-shirt tucked into jeans, while wearing a jacket. This is unacceptable on all levels

Analysis:

Little Matty Hancock is being touted as the future of the Conservative Party, and it’s reasonably easy to see why – he’s basically David Cameron-lite.

He seems to be in politics to make a difference rather than play the political game, making him seem like less of a manipulator than some of his rivals.

However, this is probably too much, too soon. Another one to watch for the future.


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