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British politician (born 1978)

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Matt Hancock: British politician (born 1978)
Matthew John David Hancock is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care from 2018 to 2021. He previously served as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in 2018, for six months. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been Member of Parliament (MP) for West Suffolk since 2010.

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Investigators raid two homes over leaking of Matt Hancock CCTV [Video]

Investigators raid two homes over leaking of Matt Hancock CCTV

Investigators say they have seized computer equipment following searches at two homes over the leaking of CCTV footage that led to Matt Hancock’s downfall as health secretary.

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Conservative Party Co-Chair: Matt Hancock was an issue during by-election campaign [Video]

Conservative Party Co-Chair: Matt Hancock was an issue during by-election campaign

Conservative Party Co-Chair Amanda Milling MP says former Health Secretary Matt Hancock was an issue of debate in the Batley and Spen by-election.Labour's Kim Leadbeater narrowly won the Batley and..

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Downing Street: Who attends Cabinet? [Video]

Downing Street: Who attends Cabinet?

A guide to Boris Johnson's Cabinet after Sajid Javid replaces Matt Hancock as Health Secretary. Javid returns to Cabinet not long after holding the role of Chancellor.

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PMQs: Battle lines drawn over Matt Hancock resignation [Video]

PMQs: Battle lines drawn over Matt Hancock resignation

Opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer has grilled Boris Johnson in the Commons asking why the Prime Minister did not sack former health secretary Matt Hancock after images emerged of him breaking social..

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Johnson and Starmer clash over Hancock [Video]

Johnson and Starmer clash over Hancock

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer clashed on the sequence of events leading to former Health Secretary Matt Hancock's resignation at Prime Minister's Questions on..

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Newly appointed Health Secretary pledges an irreversible lifting of restrictions [Video]

Newly appointed Health Secretary pledges an irreversible lifting of restrictions

In his newly appointed position as Health Secretary, Sajid Javid has pledged to prioritise the lifting of virus restrictions to help get life 'back to normal'.Javid replaced Matt Hancock in the role,..

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Johnson insists Government moved at ‘right pace’ in response to Hancock row [Video]

Johnson insists Government moved at ‘right pace’ in response to Hancock row

Boris Johnson is struggling to draw a line under the row surrounding former health secretary Matt Hancock as questions mount about his conduct.The Prime Minister was challenged over his refusal to sack..

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Angela Rayner demands investigation into ministers' private email usage [Video]

Angela Rayner demands investigation into ministers' private email usage

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner said there must be “full transparency” and a “full investigation” amid claims that former health secretary Matt Hancock used a private Gmail account to..

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New Health Secretary Sajid Javid sets off for work [Video]

New Health Secretary Sajid Javid sets off for work

Sajid Javid is expected to make his first Commons statement since rejoining the Cabinet as lockdown-sceptic MPs hope he breaks from the approach of his predecessor and pushes for a swift lifting of..

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Keir Starmer: Boris Johnson should have sacked Matt Hancock [Video]

Keir Starmer: Boris Johnson should have sacked Matt Hancock

Sir Keir Starmer has said the Prime Minister should have sacked Matt Hancock, rather than wait for him to resign.He said: "The Prime Minister should have sacked him. Yet again, Boris Johnson was too..

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Sajid Javid pays tribute to Matt Hancock as he gets to work as new Health Secretary [Video]

Sajid Javid pays tribute to Matt Hancock as he gets to work as new Health Secretary

Sajid Javid has said his “most immediate priority” will be getting the country through the coronavirus pandemic, as he took up the job of Health Secretary.Speaking to the media for the first time..

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UK: Matt Hancock quits after breaking COVID rules by kissing aide [Video]

UK: Matt Hancock quits after breaking COVID rules by kissing aide

Health secretary resigns after a picture of him kissing a colleague last month was published by a newspaper.

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Daily politics briefing: June 27 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: June 27

The key facts behind the day's headlines on June 26, as Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigned after he was pictured in an embrace with aide Gina Coladangelo, which broke his own coronavirus rules.

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Sajid Javid ‘honoured’ to be new Health Secretary after Matt Hancock resignation [Video]

Sajid Javid ‘honoured’ to be new Health Secretary after Matt Hancock resignation

Sajid Javid has said he was “honoured” to be asked to be Health Secretary following the resignation of Matt Hancock amid intense pressure for breaching social-distancing rules by kissing an..

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Matt Hancock quits as Health Secretary after kiss with aide [Video]

Matt Hancock quits as Health Secretary after kiss with aide

Matt Hancock has resigned as Health Secretary the day after video footage emerged of him kissing an aide in his ministerial office in a breach of coronavirus restrictions.Images and video showed Mr..

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Matt Hancock's coronavirus pandemic controversies [Video]

Matt Hancock's coronavirus pandemic controversies

Matt Hancock has found himself at the centre of a number of controversies during the coronavirus pandemic - and that was before the allegations about his extramarital affair emerged.Pictures were..

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UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock caught kissing aide, pressure to resign | Oneindia News [Video]

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock caught kissing aide, pressure to resign | Oneindia News

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock is facing public anger, from the opposition and from Covid bereaved families, for kissing his aide Gina Coladangelo and breaking Covid rules that his own govt enforced...

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Daily politics briefing: June 26 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: June 26

The key facts behind the day's headlines on June 26, as Health Secretary Matt Hancock apologised after images emerged of him kissing a close aide.

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Sadiq Khan on theatre and travel [Video]

Sadiq Khan on theatre and travel

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan criticises the government for failing to publish the results of its large event pilot programme before theatre leaders brought a course case against them and for failing to..

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'I have full confidence in Matt Hancock' - Nadhim Zahawi [Video]

'I have full confidence in Matt Hancock' - Nadhim Zahawi

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said he has “every confidence” in the Health Secretary. Speaking after a vaccine summit in London, Mr Zahawi told reporters: “I have every confidence in Matt..

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CNN correspondent: Growing calls for UK health secretary to resign [Video]

CNN correspondent: Growing calls for UK health secretary to resign

Britain’s beleaguered Health Secretary Matt Hancock has apologized for breaching Covid regulations after being pictured in an embrace with his adviser, with whom British tabloid The Sun alleges he is..

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Labour calls for Matt Hancock to be sacked [Video]

Labour calls for Matt Hancock to be sacked

Labour Party Chair Anneliese Dodds says that Prime Minister Boris Johnson "must remove the Health Secretary from his post" after Matt Hancock admitted to breaking social distancing guidelines while..

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Hancock resists calls to resign over reports of affair with close aide [Video]

Hancock resists calls to resign over reports of affair with close aide

Matt Hancock has apologised for breaking social distancing rules after he was pictured kissing a close aide in his Whitehall department.However, the Health Secretary made clear he intended to resist..

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Labour: 'Images we've seen are pretty clear' [Video]

Labour: 'Images we've seen are pretty clear'

Shadow Transport Secretary Jim McMahon says that the images of Health Secretary Matt Hancock appearing to kiss his aide Gina Coladangelo published in The Sun newspaper are "pretty clear for all to..

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Grant Shapps: ‘We’re all human’ [Video]

Grant Shapps: ‘We’re all human’

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says that "we're all human beings" and that "relationships take place" in response to the allegation that Health Secretary Matt Hancock engaged in an extra-marital..

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Councillors in Matt Hancock's Newmarket constituency have passed a vote of no confidence in the former health secretary after he was caught breaking coronavirus rules by kissing his adviser.
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Homes raided as UK data watchdog launches probe into leak of Hancock CCTV footage

Officials from the UK's data watchdog have raided two homes and seized computers as part of their investigation into the leak of CCTV footage of disgraced former health secretary Matt Hancock kissing a..
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Hancock affair 'had impact' on by-election loss - but Tory chair won't say if he's being investigated

hancock affair 'had impact' on by-election loss - but tory chair won't say if he's being investigated
The Conservative Party's co-chair has admitted Matt Hancock's COVID rule-breaking was partly to blame for their by-election loss in Batley and Spen - but refused on 19 occasions to say whether the..
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Local Tories back Hancock despite calls for his resignation as MP over kissing scandal

Conservatives in Matt Hancock's constituency have thrown their support behind him despite calls for his resignation as an MP after he was filmed breaching social distancing rules.
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'Resign without delay': 'Selfish' Hancock faces constituency backlash over affair scandal

Matt Hancock is facing a backlash in his constituency over breaking social distancing rules, with a Conservative councillor calling for the former health secretary to be deselected if he does not stand..
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Hancock affair a 'Westminster bubble' issue, PM suggests

Boris Johnson has suggested the controversy over Matt Hancock breaking social distancing rules is a "Westminster bubble" matter.
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PM suggests he took decisive action on Hancock - despite initially saying matter was 'closed'

Boris Johnson has suggested he decided Matt Hancock could no longer be health secretary after admitting breaking coronavirus rules.
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Hancock kissing camera has been disabled, says new health secretary

The camera that caught Matt Hancock kissing his aide has been disabled, new health secretary Sajid Javid says.
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Matt Hancock 'affair': Minister asks for office to be swept for cameras

The justice secretary says he has asked his office to be swept for "unauthorised devices" following the recording and leaking of footage of Matt Hancock from within the Department of Health and Social..
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Ministers' private email use in government should be investigated after Hancock scandal - Labour

ministers' private email use in government should be investigated after hancock scandal - labour
A "full-scale" investigation should be launched into ministers using private emails for government business following revelations about former health secretary Matt Hancock, Labour has said.
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Government investigation into the leak of Hancock kissing footage to be launched

An investigation into how footage from Matt Hancock's office came to be recorded and leaked is due to take place, a minister has told Sky News.
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Javid 'honoured' to take over as health secretary after Hancock quits over COVID rules breach

javid 'honoured' to take over as health secretary after hancock quits over covid rules breach
Sajid Javid starts work today as the new health secretary, replacing Matt Hancock who resigned after being caught kissing a close aide.
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Hancock's resignation means Johnson has lost his scapegoat for the COVID public inquiry

hancock's resignation means johnson has lost his scapegoat for the covid public inquiry
So this is how it ends for Matt Hancock (for now).
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Style over substance and too quick to shift sides? Why high-flying Hancock had no safety net to save him when he fell

style over substance and too quick to shift sides? why high-flying hancock had no safety net to save him when he fell
After a decade of hopping between political lily pads, Matt Hancock's resignation marks a mis-step of massive proportions.
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The silence of friends sealed Matt Hancock's fate - not the damnation of his enemies

the silence of friends sealed matt hancock's fate - not the damnation of his enemies
As with all modern Tory scandals, the story of Matt Hancock's departure from government tonight has an explosive short-term trigger.
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PM appoints former chancellor Sajid Javid as new health secretary

pm appoints former chancellor sajid javid as new health secretary
Former chancellor Sajid Javid has been appointed health secretary after the resignation of Matt Hancock, Downing Street says.
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'A government riddled with sleaze': Opponents criticise PM's handling of Matt Hancock affair

'a government riddled with sleaze': opponents criticise pm's handling of matt hancock affair
Matt Hancock has resigned as health secretary - but opposition politicians are criticising the prime minister for not sacking him earlier.
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'I have let people down': Read Matt Hancock's resignation letter in full - and the PM's reply

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has resigned as health secretary after CCTV footage leaked of him kissing an aide in his departmental office, in breach of social distancing rules.
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Matt Hancock resigns as health secretary after admitting breaking COVID rules

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Matt Hancock has resigned as health secretary after admitting breaking coronavirus rules, Downing Street says.
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'He has fallen short': Demand for Matt Hancock to resign grows as Conservative MPs speak out

Demand for Matt Hancock to resign - or for Boris Johnson to take action - is growing over footage of the health secretary kissing a close aide, in breach of COVID-19 regulations.
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Hancock aide's relative has top job at firm with NHS contracts

hancock aide's relative has top job at firm with nhs contracts
A relative of the Whitehall director alleged to have had an extramarital affair with Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is an executive at a private healthcare company which has won a string of NHS..
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Hancock admits breaking social distancing after CCTV leak shows office kiss with aide

hancock admits breaking social distancing after cctv leak shows office kiss with aide
Matt Hancock has admitted breaking social distancing guidelines after pictures emerged of him kissing an aide.
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Government to update travel list as Matt Hancock boosts holiday hope for those double-jabbed

government to update travel list as matt hancock boosts holiday hope for those double-jabbed
The government is due to deliver its latest travel advice on Thursday after Matt Hancock gave fresh hope to the prospect of summer holidays this year.
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'He's full of…': What the Queen and PM said about 'poor man' Matt Hancock

'he's full of…': what the queen and pm said about 'poor man' matt hancock
The Queen and Boris Johnson have held their first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic began and one of the hot topics was the health secretary.
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Hancock did not withhold key COVID data from PM, says minister

hancock did not withhold key covid data from pm, says minister
Matt Hancock did not withhold key COVID data ahead of the decision to postpone the easing of restrictions in England, the justice secretary has told Sky News.
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Health secretary says UK is 'on the road to recovery' as all adults to be offered jabs

health secretary says uk is 'on the road to recovery' as all adults to be offered jabs
Matt Hancock hailed the UK as being "on the road to recovery" as the government announced everyone aged 18 and over will be able to book their COVID vaccine in England from Friday.
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NHS chief Sir Simon Stevens fails to deny Matt Hancock is 'hopeless'

nhs chief sir simon stevens fails to deny matt hancock is 'hopeless'
NHS chief Sir Simon Stevens has failed to confirm he has confidence in Matt Hancock.
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PM's plan to quit, 'rambling stories' and 'hopeless' Hancock - what Cummings has claimed

pm's plan to quit, 'rambling stories' and 'hopeless' hancock - what cummings has claimed
Boris Johnson's former chief adviser has published a 7,000-word blogpost including a series of claims about the prime minister and Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
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COVID jabs to be made compulsory for care home staff

Coronavirus vaccinations will be made compulsory for care home staff, Matt Hancock has confirmed.
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PM called Hancock 'totally f****** hopeless' in WhatsApp message, Cummings says

Boris Johnson's former chief aide has shared a WhatsApp message in which the prime minister appears to call Health Secretary Matt Hancock's efforts "totally f****** hopeless".
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Fact check: Hancock's claims on lockdown timing, asymptomatic transmission and PPE

fact check: hancock's claims on lockdown timing, asymptomatic transmission and ppe
Matt Hancock made a number of claims during the course of his evidence to the science and health joint committee which have subsequently been questioned by MPs and some scientists.
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Care homes crisis, 'regrets' over WHO, and Cummings fallout: Key moments from Hancock evidence

care homes crisis, 'regrets' over who, and cummings fallout: key moments from hancock evidence
No lies were told to the prime minister over the COVID care homes crisis; a "reasonable worst-case scenario" predicted 820,000 deaths in January 2020; and Downing Street operates "better" without..
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Hancock denies lying to PM and says 'you can't respond to a pandemic by pointing fingers'

Matt Hancock has denied claims he lied to the prime minister over the COVID care homes crisis and said "you can't respond to a pandemic by pointing fingers".
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Greater Manchester and Lancashire get rapid response teams and extra testing as variant cases rise

Greater Manchester and Lancashire are to receive a "strengthened package of support" to tackle a rise in the Delta coronavirus variant, Matt Hancock has announced.
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Indian variant 'around 40% more transmissible' than Kent strain, Matt Hancock says

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The Indian (Delta) variant of COVID-19 is 40% more transmissible than the Kent (Alpha) strain, Matt Hancock has told Sky News.
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UK government negotiating with AstraZeneca to secure South African variant vaccine

uk government negotiating with astrazeneca to secure south african variant vaccine
The UK government has begun negotiations with AstraZeneca to secure a "variant vaccine" that can tackle the South African variant, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.
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Hancock's speech in Oxford seemed like a dry run as an unmentioned figure loomed large

hancock's speech in oxford seemed like a dry run as an unmentioned figure loomed large
On the face of it, Matt Hancock's speech in Oxford was about celebrating the success of the UK's vaccination programme ahead of a meeting of G7 health ministers.
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Hancock committed 'minor breach' of ministerial code when COVID contract awarded to sister's company

Matt Hancock committed a "minor breach" of the ministerial code when a coronavirus contract was awarded to his sister's company in which he had share holdings, an independent report has found.
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Dominic Cummings' recollection of coronavirus spread was seen through lens of hindsight

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Captain hindsight. It is one of those phrases Boris Johnson likes to shout across the Commons chamber at Keir Starmer during PMQs, a phrase Health Secretary Matt Hancock has lately started trotting out..
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Hancock: Govt 'worked as hard as we could to protect care homes' after Cummings's scathing criticism

Matt Hancock has insisted the government "worked as hard as we could to protect care homes" following scathing criticism from Dominic Cummings.
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'We've been straight with people': Hancock denies lying about COVID pandemic

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has denied claims that he lied about the COVID pandemic after a scathing attack by Dominic Cummings, saying "we have been straight with people".
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Hancock to defend his record after Cummings' claim that he repeatedly lied and should have been sacked

hancock to defend his record after cummings' claim that he repeatedly lied and should have been sacked
Matt Hancock is launching a personal fightback after Dominic Cummings' sensational claims that he should have been sacked for telling lies about COVID.
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Hancock says he didn't watch all of Cummings' testimony because he was busy 'saving lives'

hancock says he didn't watch all of cummings' testimony because he was busy 'saving lives'
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he did not watch all of Dominic Cummings' testimony to MPs because he was "dealing with getting the vaccination rollout going, especially to over-30s, and saving..
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Hancock fighting for his political life after Cummings' brutal demolition job

hancock fighting for his political life after cummings' brutal demolition job
Matt Hancock is fighting for his political life after a brutal demolition job on the health secretary by Dominic Cummings.
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More than 60 million vaccine doses have been administered in UK, Hancock says

More than 60 million vaccine doses have now been administered in the UK, Matt Hancock says.
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Hancock 'increasingly confident' England is on track for roadmap after vaccines show promise against Indian variant

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he is "increasingly confident" England is on track for the government's coronavirus roadmap.
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Vaccine rollout extended to 36 and 37-year-olds as cases of Indian variant double in a week

vaccine rollout extended to 36 and 37-year-olds as cases of indian variant double in a week
People aged 36 and 37 will be offered the coronavirus vaccine this week, Matt Hancock has said.
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'Perfectly reasonable' to help Tory ex-minister win multi-million pound PPE contract, says Hancock

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said it was "perfectly reasonable" for him to assist a former Conservative minister in winning a multi-million pound PPE contract.
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Hancock doesn't rule out local lockdowns for Bolton and Blackburn due to Indian variant

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has not ruled out imposing local lockdown restrictions in places worst affected by the Indian variant of coronavirus.
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Indian variant can 'spread like wildfire' if people not jabbed - but 'confidence' vaccines work

There is a "high degree of confidence" that vaccines protect against the Indian variant of COVID-19 - but it can "spread like wildfire" among those who haven't had a jab, Matt Hancock has told Sky..
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