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Lib Dems suspend Mike Hancock MP's membership

The party has taken the action after a report into allegations of sexual impropriety.

Mike Hancock MP appearing on BBC News.

The Liberal Democrats have suspended Mike Hancock MP's party membership over the allegations of sexual impropriety contained in a council report.

They have issued the following statement:

The Liberal Democrats have this afternoon, for the first time, had sight of a Portsmouth City Council report by Nigel Pascoe QC into allegations of sexual impropriety by Mike Hancock.

Mike Hancock resigned as a Liberal Democrat MP last year in order to contest allegations of sexual impropriety in a High Court civil action.

Given Nigel Pascoe QC’s conclusions in his report, we have immediately suspended Mike Hancock’s membership of the party.