“Must have hands-on”: Matt Hancock’s advert for a job as a Commons aide sparks series of memes about his marital affair with his former assistant

  • Former health secretary was looking to hire a new communications officer
  • He was mocked online for having an affair with Gina Coladangelo (ex-aide)
  • They were asked if their experience was in CCTV, which led to the pair’s first kiss.

Matt Hancock’s advert for a new member of staff at the House of Commons has been hijacked by trolls mocking his tryst with his former aide.

The ex-health secretary’s post looking for a communications officer was ridiculed on social media over his affair with Gina Coladangelo.

Many people made mention of the couple, while others asked if it was necessary to experience them in CCTV. This captured their kissing in June.

Hancock invited applicants to run the social media accounts of Mr Hancock and manage public relations for embattled MP.

Advertisement stated that the candidate selected would be highly organized and possess sound judgement.

But social media users mercilessly mocked the disgraced minister by clogging up his tweet with references to his affair with Ms Coladangelo.

He lost his job when it emerged they were seeing each other despite her being his £15,000-a-year aide and them breaking social distancing rules at the time.

His Twitter post had read: ‘I’m hiring in my brilliant Parliamentary team. You can take a look right here.

It stated that Matt Hancock, the MP for West Suffolk was looking for a Communications Officer to primarily focus on communications activities.

The successful applicant must be capable of undertaking media and press activities, designing and creating content for the social media platforms, and also assist in wider communications activities.

“The position will be located in the Westminster Office.” The salary is in accordance with the IPSA scales.

However, the advertisement triggered a storm of mockery with many pointing to his affair with his aide.

One shared the CCTV photo of him kissing Ms Coladangelo, with the caption “Only ex-female university friends are eligible to apply.”

Another put: ‘Do I need a working knowledge of CCTV?’ A person posted online that he didn’t think Matty-boy had much experience with CCTV. There is plenty of grift to be sure.

A man asked: “Will you be able to give me specific instruction on how to have an extramarital affair?”

One more: Missing a spine will not be tolerated. [you]Do you want to learn this during your probation? You aren’t very good at lying but you could offer some training.

It was revealed that Mr Hancock had an affair with Oliver Bonas founder Oliver Tress. This revelation forced Hancock to quit his post as Health Secretary.

According to reports, Mr Hancock is still seen by Ms Coladangelo but they are seldom together.

The mocking remarks were also directed at the crowdfunder page of former minister for his London marathon race earlier in the year.