MATT Hancock’s relationship with his top aide is under further scrutiny amid claims she was by his side at an “intimate” drinks party two years ago.
The ex-Health Secretary is also facing fresh humiliation after he reportedly asked people to “call me the Minister for Hugs” just two months before The Sun exclusively revealed his affair with Gina Coladangelo.
It seems the pair have a deeper rooted relationship than once thought, as according to the Mail on Sunday, Ms Coladangelo joined him at a private party in Mr Hancock’s Department of Health office in July 2019.
A year later, she was given a £15,000-a-year role as a non-executive director by her lover, where she was ironically tasked with scrutinising his department’s work.
Mr Hancock’s pals originally insisted they only struck up a relationship just days before the kiss on camera in his Whitehall office on May 6.
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