Matt Hancock faces backlash in his constituency for breaking social distancing rules, with a Tory adviser calling for the former health secretary to be deselected if he does not step down.
Ian Houlder wrote to the local Conservative Party to ask Mr. Hancock be removed from his post as Member of Parliament for West Suffolk following his resignation from cabinet.
Mr Hancock, who has been an MP for the constituency since 2010 and holds a majority of more than 23,000, resigned over the weekend after CCTV footage leaked. showed him kissing his assistant in his office in violation of COVID-19[feminine des règles.
Le conseiller de West Suffolk a déclaré que les actions de M. Hancock étaient “au-delà des pâles”, ajoutant que son “honneur, intégrité, probité et honnêteté, s’il en avait eu, [is] destroyed beyond redemption “.
In his email to the president of the West Suffolk Conservative Association, Mr Houlder said the controversy had shown Mr Hancock to be a “selfish and selfish man”.
“He let down every member of the public, pontificating that they should all make huge sacrifices on the altar of the pandemic, while himself doing just the opposite,” Houlder added.
He also wrote directly to Mr Hancock, telling him: ‘If you have a touch of integrity or honor, you will resign without delay.
“Do the people of West Suffolk a favor and step down.”
Boris Johnson faces questions on the row in the Commons earlier Wednesday.
The Prime Minister defended himself not to immediately sack Mr Hancock when the images emerged.
And he suggested that the controversy was a “Westminster bubble” affair, something that was …
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