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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.

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Le conseiller de West Suffolk a déclaré que les actions de M. Hancock étaient “au-delà des pâles”, ajoutant que son “honneur, son intégrité, sa probité et son 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 row in the Commons earlier Wednesday.

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‘A rule for them’: Starmer berates PM against Hancock

The Prime Minister defended not immediately sacking Mr Hancock when the images emerged.

And he suggested the controversy was a ‘Westminster bubble’ affair, something which was grabbed by Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer.

Mr Johnson used the phrase, often used to describe political events which have little impact or arouse little interest beyond Westminster, in his response to Sir Keir asking him about the Ollie Bibby case , 27 years old.

He died of leukemia on May 5, the day before Mr Hancock’s photos were taken, with Sir Keir explaining to MPs that only one person could be by Ollie’s bedside when he died.

The Prime Minister’s spokesperson later told reporters that Mr Johnson was not referring to Mr Bibby’s death when he made his comment on the ‘Westminster bubble’.


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