Married Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s resignation letter came after breaching social distancing guidance by kissing a colleague, Gina Coladangelo on 6 May.
Demands for Matt Hancock to resign and for Boris Johnson to take action soon after footage of him, embracing and kissing Gina Coladangelo in breach of COVID-19 regulations, was published by The Sun newspaper on Friday night.
The scandal seems even greater when we come to know that the public were still being advised not to hug people outside their household at that time; so many showed mixed reaction the news.
Then Matt Hancock has finally sent his resignation letter to Boris Johnson, saying the Government “owe it to people who have sacrificed so much in this pandemic to be honest when we have let them down”.
Matt Hancock’s resignation letter also read, “The last thing I would want is for my private life to distract attention from the single-minded focus that is leading us out of this crisis. I want to reiterate my apology for breaking the guidance, and apologise to my family and loved ones for putting them through this. I also need (to) be with my children at this time.”
Many Wait for Matt Hancock’s Resignation Letter
However, many are asking about the health secretary affair with Gina Coladangelo, a university colleague who was brought in to be a non-executive director at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).
North Norfolk MP Duncan Baker on Saturday became the first Conservative MP to openly call for Mr. Hancock to go, giving a statement to his local paper, the Eastern Daily Press, saying he does not “in any shape condone this behaviour”.
Esther McVey, Conservative MP for Tatton, later told GB News it will be “viewed more admirably” if he resigns rather than it “being pushed upon him”.
Later, veteran Tory MP Sir Christopher Chope said Mr Hancock’s position is “untenable” and he should do the “honourable thing”.Advertisement
During the annual general meeting of his local party association, in Christchurch, those present had “unanimously called on Matt Hancock to resign immediately”, Sir Christopher added.
He told the BBC: “They felt that he was in breach of the ministerial code; that he was in breach of the lockdown regulations; that he is the person who has been passing the laws, signing off the regulations, requiring people to comply with restrictions upon their freedom – many of which people don’t agree with – but they’ve complied with out of respect for the rule of law.”
Sir Christopher added that “having made sacrifices themselves, including not seeing loved ones”, his local party members are “absolutely seething”.
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