|Member of the Welsh Assembly
6 May 1999 – 1 May 2003
|Preceded by||New Assembly|
|Succeeded by||Irene James|
8 August 1950 |
|Political party||Plaid Cymru|
|Alma mater||Loughborough University|
Born in Cardiff in 1950, Hancock was educated at Lady Mary High School, Cardiff and Llandaff Technical College, also in Cardiff. He went on to earn a BSc in Chemical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Wales in Pontypridd.
He rose through the ranks in the world of chemical engineering, starting out at Monsanto Ltd as an engineer in 1974, eventually becoming Health, Safety and Environment Superintendent for BP Chemicals in 1988. He became a self-employed Health, Safety and Environment Consultant in 1992. He currently works part-time as a Business Development Adviser.
Hancock was elected Plaid AM for Islwyn in the First Welsh Assembly Elections in 1999 with a majority of 604 votes from the Labour Party. Islwyn was one of the several Labour strongholds in the South Wales Valleys which unpredictably fell to Plaid. Hancock served as Plaid's Deputy Whip and as Spokesman for Small Businesses. Irene James regained the seat for Labour in the 2003 Elections.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2008-10-29. AMs serving 1999-2003
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/uk/wales/13119.stm BBC News Profile
- http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/cardiff-news/2007/04/23/tory-if-i-stood-for-the-apathy-party-i-d-win-91466-18950808 Article and Interviews with Newport West Election Candidates
- https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/apr/25/wales.elections2003 The Guardian Article, 2003
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2007/welshasssembly_english/html/828.stm Newport East Election Results 2007
|National Assembly for Wales|
|Assembly Member for Islwyn
1999 – 2003