The official app of former government minister Matt Hancock is to be discontinued.

Hancock launched the app five years ago while serving as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

It was intended to keep his West Suffolk constituents informed and “promote a healthy, open and impartial debate”.

The MP, a former Health Secretary criticised for breaking COVID-19 rules by having an affair with a close aide, saw his Conservative Party whip removed late last year when he opted to compete in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in the Australian jungle.

He will not stand in the next election.

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In a post which seems to only be semi-serious, he wrote: “After almost 5 gloriously fun years, it’s time to bid a fond farewell to the ‘iconic’ Matt Hancock App – a platform that secured multiple exclusives, including my backing of Rishi Sunak for PM.

“While the news will come as a blow to those who can’t remember life before the app, fear not… for those left wondering where they can get my latest updates, I’ll be keeping you posted on TikTok.

“Thanks for the memories and see you all soon #allgoodthingsmustcometoanend.”

Hancock has 156,000 followers on short-form video platform TikTok.

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