Best of 2021: Matt Hancock's pub landlord 'sets the record straight'

26 December 2021, 12:15

By Seán Hickey

LBC listeners were baffled when Matt Hancock's pub landlord phoned in to clear up how he came to provide PPE during the pandemic.

LBC will be with you across the festive period with a range of special shows and guests - you can listen live on Global Player.

Investigations are ongoing into how government contracts were distributed to providers through the pandemic, particularly around PPE supplies for the NHS.

Matt Hancock's pub landlord was a figure spoken about regularly in relation to accusations of cronyism in how contracts were awarded.

Alex Bourne's company manufactures pizza boxes and plastic cups, and he was awarded a £40 million contract to provide PPE for the NHS after making contact with his local MP Matt Hancock.

James O'Brien was discussing the saga on his show one day when Alex Bourne, Matt Hancock's pub landlord, phoned in to share his side of the story.

Thank you for listening to LBC through the year, from James and the whole of James O'Brien's team have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Watch the full conversation above.