Hancock Future in the Balance.

The future of Mike Hancock this time as a portfolio holder and member of Portsmouth City Council will be decided in the coming days.

tbg has today learned that Portsmouth City Council has now received Nigel Pascoe QC's report into the Portsmouth South MP's conduct.

Hancock has already been suspended by Nick Clegg Parliamentary hierarchy at Westminster.

If the report reveals a breach of the council's code of conduct as regards Mr. Hancock, then a new committee would have to be formed to decide on his future and tbg sensationally learns that new witnesses may be called to give fresh evidence.