Matt Hancock statement, on Cummings allegations that he should have been fired 15-20 times: "Of course there were unprecedented difficulties for an unprecedented event. The team deserve the highest praise. I'm proud of everyone in my department".
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) May 27, 2021
9:37am – Oh goodie. You feel that Labour and Keir Starmer can’t afford to lose this seat.
Batley and Spen by-election date set: 1 July!
— Aubrey Allegretti (@breeallegretti) May 27, 2021
8:45am – Here are this morning’s key headlines:
- Fallout continues from Dominic Cummings 7 hour testimony
- PM expected to respond to claims this morning that he is “unfit for office”.
- Matt Hancock to speak in the Commons this morning after being singled out by Mr Cummings.
8:30am – So much to unpick! Welcome back to Politics Live.