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22 January 2014

Lib Dems suspend Mike Hancock MP’s membership

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

By New Statesman

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.

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