Thank you for getting in touch with me about the former Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock MP. I share your anger and frustration at the complete disregard he has shown for the sacrifices that all of us have made over the last 18 months. As Secretary of State for Heath, Matt Hancock broke his own Covid rules, broke the Ministerial Code, wasted taxpayer’s money handing out contracts to his friends, left doctors and nurses without working without PPE at the height of the pandemic, and left some of our most vulnerable people exposed to the virus in care homes.
We should not have had to wait for Matt Hancock to resign – Boris Johnson should have sacked him immediately. This failure to act exposes the weak leadership of our Prime Minster, and his total disregard for rules and ethics for members of the Government.
It has now also emerged that Matt Hancock was using private email addresses to discuss sensitive information and contracts at the Department of Health, thereby avoiding any Freedom of Information requests and concealing vital evidence from a public enquiry. Labour will be holding this corrupt Tory government to account on this issue and will continue to call for an urgent public enquiry into the handling of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Thank you again for writing to me on this matter, and if there is anything else I can assist with please don’t hesitate to get in touch.