Newmarket council hold a vote of no confidence against Matt Hancock.

Matt Hancock no confidence vote Newmarket

A vote of no confidence against Matt Hancock took place during a local council meeting in Newmarket. 

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Councillors in Newmarket passed a resolution stating that the West Suffolk MP had “neglected best interests of his constituents” after he was caught violating lockdown rules to have an affair.

Councillors stated that he had “demonstrated hypocrisy and hubris in the pursuit of his own interests”.

With the vote being split, 5 for, 5 against, 4 abstentions, Michael Jefferys, the Labour Mayor of Newmarket, cast his deciding cast vote, meaning the motion was passed.

Mr Jefferys stated that “For someone in such a responsible position to then behave in the way that he has is for me the last straw.”

The council said: “Newmarket Town Council states its concerns that the West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock neglected the best interests of his constituency.”

“As secretary of state for health, he has demonstrated hypocrisy and hubris in the pursuit of his own interests.”

“Newmarket Town Council states that we no longer have confidence in Matthew Hancock MP representing Newmarket.”

Though Newmarket councillors had a vote of no confidence in the West Suffolk MP, Mr Hancock’s local Conservative Association has stood by him.

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