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A previous leader of Liverpool had to publicly declare that he is still living after Matt Hancock stated in the Covid inquiry that he had passed away.
The former secretary of health stated: “Joe Anderson, who is no longer with us, was incredibly helpful.”
After a productive negotiation, we arrived in Liverpool with a successful set of actions.
Mr Anderson, who was the city’s mayor from 2012 until December 2021, responded on social media: “Just took my pulse and I seem to still be here and I feel ok.”
Many have quoted the famous saying often credited to Mark Twain: “The news of my death has been greatly exaggerated.”
Hancock discussed his collaboration with the former mayor on implementing the lockdown tier system for coronavirus.
The former minister was providing testimony regarding the government’s actions in response to the Covid pandemic and the decisions made by ministers.
He admitted that his relationship with his top aide, Gina Coladangelo, during the pandemic had a negative impact on the public’s trust in following Covid regulations.
He further indicated that the former chancellor, Rishi Sunak, may have exerted significant influence on Boris Johnson’s decision to avoid a second lockdown.
Accusing ex-SNP boss Nicola Sturgeon of communicating with the public in an “unhelpful and confusing” way, the ex-health secretary claimed other regional leaders had “put politics ahead of public health”.
Mr Hancock has had to reject accusations of dishonesty made against him at different points during the investigation.
However, it is thought that his mistake regarding Mr. Anderson’s mortality status was simply a misunderstanding.