EXCLUSIVE: Portsmouth Lib Dems Rocked By More Resignations.

PORTSMOUTH Lib Dems have this morning been rocked by rumours of two big resignations. It is understood that Simon Dodd and Karen Tyrell have both withdrawn at the last minute from being candidates in the forthcoming local elections, TBG can sensationally reveal.

Dodd pulling out would seem significant, as he is also Chairman of the Portsmouth Liberal Democrats as a whole and has been a big campaigner in the Hilsea Ward. Tyrell was due to stand in neighbouring Baffins Ward.

It's not yet known why the two have officially pulled out but, significantly the Portsmouth Lib Dem Office are refusing to deny the story.

UPDATE - Tyrell has this afternoon confirmed she will not stand.