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    This comes after the minister found himself in the centre of an adultery scandal, involving his close aide, Gina Coladangelo, after British media leaked a photo and video of the pair, both married, kissing in his office.

    UK Health Minister Matt Hancock has resigned.

    Downing Street published Hancock's resignation letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

    Earlier in the day, The Sun released footage showing Hancock embracing and kissing his aide Gina Coladangelo. The video is reportedly from the Department of Health’s London HQ during office hours last month.

    Hancock has been under immense pressure to resign recently. First, he was "targeted" by former top Downing Street aide, Dominic Cummings, who accused Hancock of "criminal, disgraceful behaviour" at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Cummings also claimed that PM Johnson called Hancock "hopeless" over his handling of the first wave of the pandemic. And the latest leaked video of him kissing his aide turned out to be the last straw, with many lawmakers and members of the public calling him a "hypocrite" who ardently urged people to observe social distancing while breaking the rule himself.  

    Meanwhile, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg tweeted that Coladangelo has also quitted her post. 

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