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Portsmouth is awash with Hancocks

What it lacks in shipbuilding, it makes up for in Hancocks.

Matt Hancock, the new Minister for Portsmouth. Photo: YouTube screengrab

The city of Portsmouth, in a bid to help it recover from the loss of its historic shipbuilding industry, has its own minister. Following today's government reshuffle, its new minister is Matt Hancock, promoted today to Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, and Minister of State for Energy.

This mole asks its readers what the collective noun for Hancocks is (a pod? A parliament..?), because Portsmouth's current MP is Mike Hancock, formerly a Lib Dem, ousted from the party due to inappropriate treatement of a vulnerable female constituent, for which he recently apologised.