Despite calls for his head from the opposition in Portsmouth, Mike and Gerald's colleagues still back him.
These are the latest quotes from Lib Dem councillors questioned over the debacle:
- Les Stevens - "As far as I am concerned we went through the right process having took legal advice."
- David Fuller - "With all this happening we need to talk around the table."
- Margaret Foster - "Everyone is innocent until proven guilty."
- Lee Hunt - says it is too serious a matter to comment on.
- Hugh Mason - "I shall listen to what people will say and then make my mind up."
UPDATE >> Clegg Breaks Silence On Hancock Lib Dem Shambles