Matt Hancock has apologised for breaching social distancing guidance and has rightly resigned. Like every other MP I’ve spoken to about this, I’m enormously relieved that Matt has made the right decision, albeit rather later than he should.
Matt Hancock has been replaced as Health Secretary by Sajid Javid, for whom I must say I have the greatest respect. He is a former Chancellor and immensely experienced across many government departments. We couldn’t have wished for a better – and more able - choice as Health Secretary and I do hope things can move on now. Sajid has begun his work energetically, is in regular contact with MPs, and has now updated MPs in the House of Commons on our progress in battling this pandemic.