EXCLUSIVE: Hancock Future Being Decided, Now.


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TBG can this afternoon exclusively reveal that a meeting is taking place right now to decide the future of Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock in terms of his role as a City Councillor in Portsmouth.

Councillors are discussing whether to accept or refuse a report by Nigel Pascoe QC into Hancock's conduct.

As previously reported, Hancock is facing a civil lawsuit over claims that he sexually assaulted a vulnerable woman at a first floor flat in Portsmouth.

Hancock was forced to step down in his role as a Liberal Democrat representative in Portsmouth South.

If the report out today reveals that Hancock has breached the Code of Conduct he would almost certainly be suspended as a councillor whilst a new committee is formed to decide on the outcome and at this point tbg understands that Hancock could even be given the opportunity to respond and question witnesses in public and full glare of the media.

If the report suggests he has done nothing wrong then in so far as the council is concerned it will be the end of the matter.

tbg understands that the Leader of the Conservative Group on Portsmouth City Council Donna Jones is chairing today's meeting.

More as we get it.