JULY 2017 NEWSLETTER FROM MATT HANCOCK MP
Here’s a snapshot of what has been happening in Westminster and West Suffolk.
2017 General Election
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone in West Suffolk who voted for me at the election. It is a huge honour to serve as MP for West Suffolk, a job I love, and I am delighted to be given the chance to serve for another Parliament.
I promise to serve for all constituents - however they voted - and do my best to deliver the improvements people want to see for our wonderful part of the world.
Reappointment at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
The DCMS team, pictured left to right: Lord Ashton of Hyde, Karen Bradley MP, Tracey Crouch MP, Matt Hancock MP and John Glen MP
I'm delighted to say I've been reappointed as Minister of State for Digital by the Prime Minister.
We have a big agenda, of improving broadband, protecting people from harm online and making Britain a great place for digital and creative industries.
A huge thanks to everyone who has helped, both in the election and in my work in this role over the last year.
In West Suffolk
In my election campaign I called for a Cinema for Newmarket. It's one of the things many people ask for to improve the town.
So I'm delighted that Forest Heath District Council has formally announced they have approved funding to conduct a feasibility study. To bring a cinema and restaurant complex to Newmarket would ensure the vibrancy of the town, bringing jobs, trade and entertainment. I am so pleased that the council has taken another step towards making it a reality.
Kedington Post Office
I met with Dilip Visana and Bill Summers, from the Kedington Nisa Post office, as the post office is being threatened with closure unless Dilip agrees to keep the post office open all the same hours that the shop is open, something that is economically unviable. The post office is relied upon by the villagers in Kedington and a Facebook petition attracted over 300 names. I will take this up with the Minister, as this kind of coercion should not be directed at a hard-working member of the community who is providing a vital services to the people in his village. This is just one example of how as an MP, I can help my constituents. If there is a problem that you think I could help with, please do get in touch with my office.
On 21 June we celebrated the first ever Suffolk Day. There are so many reasons to celebrate our fantastic county. Suffolk even has its own patron saint, St Edmund, who was the first patron saint of England, before St George. My fellow Suffolk MPs and I marked Suffolk Day in the House of Commons. Suffolk Day was a chance to appreciate all of the fantastic things the county has to offer – its history, stunning countryside, food and drink and its heritage and culture. This was just the first one – next year it will be even bigger and better.
Where in West Suffolk?
Did you guess Brandon? If so, you are correct!
Tour of the Houses of Parliament
Would you like to take a tour of the House of Commons? Tours during the morning are free for groups of up to twenty-five people. I’m always happy to arrange tours, but please do allow three months’ notice, as they are very popular. Please contact me at email@example.com for further information.
I am always keen to hear about the issues, both local and national, which matter most to you. Please do get in touch if you feel I can be of any assistance.
Office of Matt Hancock MP
House of Commons
telephone: 0207 219 7186
Swan Lane Business Park
Suffolk CB8 7FN
telephone: 01638 577 390