Matthew Hancock MP apologises after sharing ‘offensive’ poem on Twitter

West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock
West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock
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West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock has apologised on Twitter for sharing a poem about the Labour Party which some users found offensive.

Mr Hancock received a backlash following his retweet of the message yesterday, which was National Poetry Day, with many expressing their disapproval on the social media site.

Labour MP Chris Bryant said: “Amazing @matthewhancock sends vile tweet... Cameron shd sack him now.”

One person responded: “You’re only sorry because you got caught”, while another said Mr Hancock should ‘take some responsibility for his actions’.

The Business Minister tweeted to nearly 17,500 followers: “Previous RT was a total accident. I wholeheartedly disagree with offensive comment in the tweet & am incredibly sorry for any offence caused.”