Now the prime minister’s spokesman has said MPs should be ‘working hard for their consistuents’, in an apparent jab at Hancock.
It is not the first time an interaction between the pair has raised eyebrows, after Sunak snubbed his old cabinet colleague after winning the Tory leadership, in footage that was widely shared.
Asked about the West Suffolk’s MP plan to go on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!, Sunak’s official spokesman said: ‘The PM believes that at a challenging time for the country MPs should be working hard for their constituents, whether that is in the House or in their constituency.’
The spokesman added that it was ‘unlikely’ that the PM would be watching the programme.
Meanwhile, the deputy chairman of West Suffolk Conservative Association, Andy Drummond, said he was looking forward to seeing Hancock ‘eating a kangaroo’s penis’.
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Mr Drummond, who is also chairman of Newmarket Conservatives, in Mr Hancock’s West Suffolk constituency, said: ‘I’m looking forward to him eating a kangaroo’s penis.
‘Quote me. You can quote me that.’
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