Matt Hancock ‘took Gina Coladangelo to G7 health ministers’ summit in Oxford’ four weeks after their notorious office kiss
- Matt Hancock, 42, resigned over filmed clinch with aide Gina Coladangelo, 43
- Friends suggest the Health Secretary’s affair had been going on for months
- Sources now claim he took Mr Coladangelo to a G7 Health Ministers’ meeting at public expense
- It is not known whether the pair, said to be ‘in love’ stayed in the same room
Matt Hancock is facing fresh questions into wether he pursued his affair with his aide at public expense.
The disgraced former Health Secretary is claimed to have taken mistress Gina Coladangelo, 43, to a G7 health summit in Oxford.
It is not known however if they remained together after the event, which involved a dinner and overnight stay in a luxury hotel in the city where they met as university students.
The meeting came four weeks after the now infamous clinch they shared in Mr Hancock’s ninth-floor departmental office.
Disgraced former Health Secretary Matt Hancock is facing claims he took his mistress and aide Gina Coladangelo, 43, to a G7 health summit in Oxford at pursued his affair at public expense
Leaked CCTV footage of the kiss sent shockwaves through Whitehall and outraged voters over Mr Hancock’s hypocrisy at breaking social distancing rules.
While he grimly tried at first to stay on – and even received the Prime Minister’s backing – Mr Hancock last night announced he had resigned as Health Secretary.
According to The Sunday Times, it is understood Boris Johnson had no idea of claims his Health Secretary had invited married Mrs Coladangelo to Oxford for the events on June 3 and 4.
But it is believed senior Government figures have now raised concerns that the pair pursued their extra-marital affair at a cost to the taxpayer.
It is not known however if they remained together after the first day of the event in Oxford, which involved a dinner and overnight stay in a luxury hotel in the city where they met as university students. Pictured: Mr Hancock welcomes German counterpart Jens Spahn to Mansfield College, Oxford
Two sources have said Mrs Coladangelo accompanied him to a meeting of G7 health ministers earlier this month before the main meeting in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.
However there is no evidence the pair stay in the same room at the luxury hotel.
One cabinet source told the paper: ‘She went with him to the G7 health ministers’ summit.
‘Did he disclose this to the PM? If it was shown he was sh***ing on the taxpayer he had to go.
Mr Hancock has also been accused of conflicts of interest over the hiring of Coladangelo as his media adviser and director of his department, earning £15,000 a year
‘He’s been puritan-in-chief in the Government and now it turns out he’s a massive, lying hypocrite.’
Mr Hancock announced his resignation on following the emergence of video footage showing him kissing Mrs Coladangelo in his ministerial office in a breach of coronavirus restrictions.
In a downcast recorded video message, Mr Hancock announces: ‘I’ve been to see the Prime Minister to resign as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
‘I understand the enormous sacrifices that everybody in this country has made – that you have made.
‘And those of us who make these rules have got to stick by them and that’s why I’ve got to resign.’
Mr Hancock is also facing an investigation over his use of a personal email account to conduct government business, another potential breach of government guidelines.
He has also been accused of conflicts of interest over the hiring of Coladangelo as his media adviser and director of his department, earning £15,000 a year.