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Hancock discussed blocking funds to get MPs to back Covid plan, leak shows

WhatsApp messages show then health secretary agreeing with idea of threatening to withhold funds for local projects

Matt Hancock and a senior aide discussed ways to block funding for MPs’ local projects to persuade them to vote for Covid rules, including a new centre for disabled children, leaked messages reveal.

The messages between Hancock and adviser Allan Nixon show the former health secretary agreeing with the suggestion “100%” that projects in constituencies should be used as ways to persuade MPs to vote for the tier system in December 2020.

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