Matt Hancock has apologised again for having an affair with an aide and admitted breaking the lockdown rules he created was ‘a failure of leadership’ – but again failed to say a public sorry to his wronged wife Martha.
CCTV captured Gina Coladangelo, ex-health secretary and married adviser to Gina Coladangelo passionately kissing him against his Whitehall door in June.
In yet another media appearance after months in the political wilderness, Mr Hancock said he was ‘sorry for all the people I let down’ – but didn’t name the wronged mother of his three children – while getting his booster jab at a mass vaccination event at Newmarket Racecourse.
He stated, “People were forgiving. Which I’m thankful for.”
He said that if he was asked if he could rebuild his reputation after breaking lockdown regulations while Health Secretary, “I hope so by being straight forward and apologising for my actions and resigning people will see that I understand it and that I have the ability to represent them well.”
He stated, “Whatever I feel really is that this was a failing of leadership.”
Hancock was fired from his job after it became clear that they were actually seeing one another, despite his being her aide. They also broke social distance rules that he created.
Matt Hancock apologizes for an affair with an assistant as he received his booster injection in Newmarket today
Following a CCTV video showing Mr Hancock kissing Gina Coladangelo in his ministerial offices, Hancock was made to resign.
After he was found kissing Martha Coladangelo in private, the Tory MP was accused of cheating. He had been appointed Ms Coladangelo as his adviser and he violated his social distancing guidelines. Pictured in 2019: Hancock and Mrs Coladangelo
Speaking to ITV political editor Robert Peston on his show last week, Mr Hancock said: ‘Well, as you can imagine, the first thing that I focused on was my personal life, and then I focused on my professional responsibilities, and I decided that I had to resign.
Martha Hancock is the wife of Matt Hancock (Britain’s Health Secretary) and arrives at her London home after their separation.
“I was a wreck of every aspect of my life, so I focused on my personal life as best as possible. It was right.
After he was found kissing Martha Coladangelo in his private office and violating his social distancing guidelines, the Tory MP exposed his cheating.
Although Mr Hancock was trying to survive the political storm over his flagrant violations of Covid-19 regulations as well as his marital infidelity, eventually he had to step down.
Asking Mr Hancock on Peston if Boris Johnson surprised him not to sack Boris Johnson, he said that he wasn’t going into details about the conversation he had with the Prime Minster.
“I made the decision.” [to resign]It was a right decision. It was a wrong decision. I have let down a lot people and I am sorry to those who were hurt.
After the shocking revelation of his affair with Oliver Bonas founder Oliver Tress’ aide, Hancock was forced to resign from his position as health secretary.
After he was captured on CCTV cheating with his wife, Matt Hancock admitted that he’d ‘blown everything up in my life’.
After he was photographed kissing Martha Coladangelo, the Tory MP was found cheating on Martha.
Hancock stated that he’s not in any hurry to get back to Government.
He stated, “I think it’s actually fun to be on the backbenches. This is a crucial job.
“I believe contributions from people who were there in the heat… Theresa May’s contributions as a former Prime Minster. It would be a great honor to make such a contribution…[then I will be pleased].’
According to reports, Mr Hancock is still seen by Ms Coladangelo but they are seldom seen together.
The Hancocks were married in 2006. They had been living in London with their daughter (14), and two of their sons (13) and 8 respectively until the revelations about Mr Hancock.
The footage was shown and Mr Hancock resigned. He said that he wanted to “reiterate his apologies for not following the guidelines”.
He added, “The last thing that I want to do is have my private life divert attention from our single-minded focus in this crisis.”
“I would like to reaffirm my sincere apology for not following the guidelines and to apologise for making this difficult for my loved ones and family. This is a time when I need to be there for my kids.