Matt Hancock should be 'immediately investigated' over Gina Coladangelo affair, says Portsmouth MP

MATT Hancock’s scandalous affair with one of his aide’s must be fully investigated, says a city MP.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 7:44 pm

In photos published by The Sun today, health secretary Matt Hancock was seen kissing his aide Gina Coladangelo, having appointed her last year.

The Labour party has been calling for his resignation, and Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan says the list of wrongdoings from Mr Hancock is only getting longer.

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Mr Morgan, who is also the shadow armed forces minister, said: ‘Reports today about the health secretary are incredibly serious – on top of breaching government Covid-19 restrictions, which he was at the heart of implementing, there are extremely important questions that still need answering.

‘Reports today suggest he has failed to declare that he was engaged in a relationship with someone who he personally appointed at taxpayers’ expense to serve as an adviser, and subsequently a non-executive director, at the Department of Health and Social Care.

‘This would appear to be yet another breach of the Ministerial Code and the government’s Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests should immediately investigate the health secretary’s conduct, and his apparent breach of the Ministerial Code. Any documents, correspondence and the findings of this investigation should be published in full.’

Mr Morgan added that Mr Hancock cannot be held above the same rules that apply to everyone else.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage previously worked for Mr Hancock when she served as minister for care from January 2018 until February 2020.

Her office has been contacted by The News for comment.

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