Clockwise from top left: Christine Keeler, John Profumo, Matt Hancock, David Mellor and Edwina Currie (Photos: Getty)

Matt Hancock and Gina Coladangelo: just the latest in the long history of Westminster sex scandals

Matt Hancock has been accused of having an extra-marital affair with aide Gina Coladangelo. He’s certainly not the first UK politician to become embroiled in a sex scandal.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 3:11 pm

“Steamy clinch” was how The Sun described the kiss between health secretary Matt Hancock and aide Gina Coladangelo, alongside CCTV picture of the pair embracing.

It remains to be seen how the scandal will affect the career of the already embattled minister, but where does it rank in the long and salacious history of political sex scandals in the UK?

We look back at some of the most notable ‘marmalade droppers’ of all time.

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