EXCLUSIVE: Hancock Faces Fresh Allegations in Leaflets Distributed Across his Constituency.



TBG can today exclusively confirm that a fresh set of allegations in relation to Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock have today hit the streets.

The author of the Leaflets, Les Cummings, insists he has published them as a right to reply to articles published in Lib Dem Focus Newsletters.

Hancock told tbg today that he had reported the author to Hampshire Police but they have told tbg that no such complaint has been made.

The Portsmouth South MP was forced to return to the UK from a break in Spain to vote against military action in Syria earlier this week.

A petition against Mr Hancock, who is the subject of High Court proceedings has this week attracted hundreds of signatures after it was exposed by Tory Group Leader on Portsmouth Council, Donna Jones, that Hancock's conduct hearing has already costs local taxpayers a whopping £25,000.

Cllr Jones, who is also the chairwoman of the committee’s proceedings into the matter, said she was dismayed at how much money had been spent.

"I have raised my objection to the city solicitor Michael Lawther and members of the sub-committee regarding the decision to get a second opinion from a similar QC concerning the Mike Hancock investigation."

"The reason is because the sub-committee has received information from Ian Wise QC that we will lose a judicial review if we do not continue with an investigation."

"I object to more taxpayers’ money being spend on a second opinion when it’s already clear cut.'

"I am disgusted that in excess of £25,000 has been spent on this investigation so far without having reached a conclusion. That could have paid for a children’s social worker for a year."