Matt Hancock facing questions over drug use as health secretary admits smoking cannabis –


The Health Secretary has admitted to having smoked cannabis and was facing questions on Saturday over other possible illicit drug use, as revelations that a fellow leadership contender had taken cocaine rocked the Tory campaign to succeed Theresa May.

A source close to Matt Hancock, who is the youngest of the declared candidates, said the 40-year-old had “tried cannabis a few times as a student but has not taken any illicit drugs since.”

Andrea Leadsom, the 56-year-old leader of the Commons, also declared that she had “smoked weed at university and had never smoked it again since.” Mrs Leadsom stated that she had never taken cocaine or other class A drugs.

But while insisting Mr Hancock had never…

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