British Health Secretary Matt Hancock (42) was caught kissing his aide Gina Coladangelo (43) in a CCTV grab and the news became public with a newspaper publishing the picture on its front page with a headline indicative of Hancock having an affair with his aide.
What was the CCTV grab?
Matt Hancock and Gina Coladangelo were in a lip-lock position with Hancock holding Coladangelo from her back. Gina Coladangelo is an advisor to the British Health Secretary and she’s appointed by none other than Matt Hancock with taxpayers’ money. But Hancock was quick to apologize for the blatant breach of code of conduct during the pandemic time.
How did Matt Hancock apologize?
The British Health Secretary quickly sent an apology for not following social distancing rules. But he said nothing about his affair with his aide that he hired with taxpayers’ money. Being a health secretary, he issues guidelines for appropriate behavior but he didn’t follow those rules.
Matt Hancock said that he let the people down and was very sorry. But he insisted that he would stay on his post. He said that he remained focused on working to get the country out of the pandemic and that he would be grateful for the privacy of his family on that private matter.
Matt Hancock is married to Martha for 15 years who was seen wearing dark glasses soon after the news of her husband having an affair with his aide broke. But she was still wearing the wedding ring.
How did Britain react to the news?
People demanded Hancock resign from his post. Anneliese Dodds, chair of the opposition Labour Party, said that Hancock misused his power and that he should resign on moral grounds or the prime minister should sack him with immediate effect. But Boris Johnson that the matter was closed with Hancock’s apology.