‘Must be hands on’: Matt Hancock’s job advert for new Commons aide sparks string of mocking memes in wake of his marriage-wrecking office affair with former assistant was exposed
- The former health secretary had posted looking for new communications officer
- But he was mocked on social media over his affair with ex-aide Gina Coladangelo
- Some asked if they needed experience in CCTV – which caught the couple’s kiss
Matt Hancock’s advert for a new member of staff at the House of Commons has been hijacked by trolls mocking his tryst with his former aide.
The ex-health secretary’s post looking for a communications officer was ridiculed on social media over his affair with Gina Coladangelo.
Many made reference to the couple while some asked if they needed to be experienced in CCTV – which caught them kissing in June.
Mr Hancock called for applicants to help run his social media accounts and do public relations for the embattled MP.
The ad said the successful candidate will be ‘highly organised’ and have ‘sound judgement’.
But social media users mercilessly mocked the disgraced minister by clogging up his tweet with references to his affair with Ms Coladangelo.
He lost his job when it emerged they were seeing each other despite her being his £15,000-a-year aide and them breaking social distancing rules at the time.
His Twitter post had read: ‘I’m hiring in my brilliant Parliamentary team. Take a look here.’
The job ad said: ‘Matt Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, is looking to recruit a Communications Officer who will be primarily focused on communications activity.
‘The successful applicant will need to be able to undertake media and press activities, design and create content for social media, as well as assist with wider communications activities and assist the wider parliamentary and constituency team.
‘The role will be based in the Westminster office.’ It said the salary was in line with IPSA pay scales.
But the advert trigger a torrent of mockery, with most pointing towards his affair with his aide.
One posted the CCTV picture of him kissing Ms Coladangelo with the caption: ‘Only former female university friends need apply.’
Another put: ‘Do I need a working knowledge of CCTV?’ One person wrote online: ‘Well, not much public service, based on Matty-boy’s previous history. But plenty of grift, for sure.’
Another man wrote: ‘Will there be any specific training on how to conduct an extramarital affair?’
And one more added: ‘Missing a spine is requested or will [you] develop that during my probation? Not very good at lying though sure you can offer training on that too.’
The bombshell expose of Mr Hancock’s affair with his aide, who was married to Oliver Bonas founder Oliver Tress, forced him to resign as health secretary.
Mr Hancock and Ms Coladangelo are reportedly still seeing each other but are rarely spotted together.
Earlier this year the former minister’s crowdfunder page for his London marathon run was also inundated with mocking comments.