“I understand the sacrifice that everybody has made and you have made. And those of us who make the rules have got to stick by them and that’s why I have got to resign,” Hancock said in a video posted on the Twitter handle on Saturday.
This statement comes after a leaked CCTV showed the minister kissing aide and former lobbyist Gina Coladangelo in his departmental office, CNN reported.
British media reports allege that the images are from May 6, two weeks before cross-household contact was allowed indoors in the country.
Downing Street published Hancock’s resignation letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.