Labour urges overhaul of Whitehall oversight rules after Hancock row

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Angela Rayner says guidelines on appointment of non-executive administrators are unfit for objective

Ministers are dealing with calls for to re-examine 85 oversight jobs throughout Whitehall amid questions over Conservative authorities appointments to the well being division.

Considerations have been raised after it emerged that Matt Hancock had appointed Gina Coladangelo, whom he was pictured kissing in his workplace in Might, as a non-executive director on the Division of Well being and Social Care (DHSC) final yr. She was paid £15,000 for 15 days’ work a yr in a task that included scrutinising his efficiency as a minister.

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