MP Issuing Statements From Hospital Bed?



HANCOCKS SOUTHSEA office is this morning completely closed, it seems as though Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock has now taken the unusual step of issuing statements from his hospital bed, TBG can reveal.

Mike Hancock MP issued a statement from hospital last week following news that the Maritime arm of Rolls-Royce plans to close its Portsmouth Cosham site by the end of the year.

However, whilst Hancock stated from hospital that this is a bitter pill to swallow Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt is meeting Rolls-Royce Marine as we write, as she believes the workforce can be protected because of future work at the city’s shipyard.

Hancock claims his office has written to the Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills urging intervention but when TBG went to follow this up this morning all we got was an empty office, with lots of unopened mail scattered all over the floor.

Yesterday, the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Liberal Democrats today sensationally backed Mike Hancock and the decision by the Portsmouth Lib Dem Branch not to field a candidate, against the now Independent Councillor, in the local elections.

Annette Brooke, from Mid Dorset and North Poole, said the Party should not pre-judge Mr Hancock and the people would decide his fate in May.