Matt Warman


Matthew Robert Warman (born 1 September 1981) is a British Conservative Party politician and former journalist. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Boston and Skegness since May 2015[1] and was appointed an Assistant Government Whip on 23 April 2019.

Matthew Warman

Warman in 2020
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital Infrastructure
Assumed office
26 July 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byMargot James
Member of Parliament
for Boston and Skegness
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded byMark Simmonds
Majority25,621 (61.5%)
Personal details
Born (1981-09-01) 1 September 1981 (age 39)
Enfield, London, England
Political partyConservative
Alma materDurham University

He has been the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital Infrastructure since July 2019.

Early life


Warman was educated at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School and Durham University, receiving a degree in English. He was Treasurer of Durham Student Theatre for the 2002/2003 academic year.[2]

Career


Warman worked for The Daily Telegraph from 1999 until 2015, focusing for most of the period on technology, leading coverage of Facebook, Google and Apple, and covering the launch of products including iPhones, BBC iPlayer and the Apple Watch, as well as interviewing key figures including the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web.[3]

In Parliament, Warman was a member of the Science and Technology Select Committee,[4] and a former Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Broadband and Digital Communication and Pictfor (The Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum).

Warman was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.[5] However, his constituency voted with the highest proportion of any constituency in the UK to leave, with 75.6% of voters, just over three quarters of the constituency, casting their vote to leave. The wider county of Lincolnshire is a heavily Leave-supporting area.

Warman became an Assistant Government Whip on 23 April 2019.

In July 2019, Warman voted to extend same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland.[6]

Warman became a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 26 July 2019.[7] He is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital Infrastructure.

References


  1. "Boston & Skegness parliamentary constituency". Election 2015. BBC News. Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  2. "The Exec: 2002/3". Durham Student Theatre (via Internet Wayback Machine). 2003. Archived from the original on 24 March 2003. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  3. "About |". www.mattwarman.co.uk. Archived from the original on 28 June 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  4. "Matt Warman MP". UK Parliament. Archived from the original on 8 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  5. Goodenough, Tom (16 February 2016). "Which Tory MPs back Brexit, who doesn't and who is still on the fence?". The Spectator. Archived from the original on 3 February 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  6. https://www.theyworkforyou.com/divisions/pw-2019-07-09-427-commons/mp/25395
  7. "These New Conservative Party Ministers Have Just Been Revealed". HuffPost UK. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.