Hancock Under Pressure From UKIP After Farage Bottles Newark.

So now we know why Nigel bottled Newark.

As TBG has said all along, Nigel and UKIP are seriously eyeing up Portsmouth South instead.

With even more allegations about Hancock hitting letter boxes in the constituency this past weekend and one anonymous source telling TBG that up to 60% of Conservative support could be switching to UKIP in the Euros, it seems as though time is running out for Mike Hancock.

Even the latest issue of UKIP Press Matters which was leaked to TBG last week has Hancock on the front cover.

Mike Hancock's lawyer issued a statement saying Hancock lacked - "Capacity to instruct his legal team due to his mental health, and wanted the case stood down until he is better." [Full statement below]

Tory Cllr Luke Stubbs told TBG - "If he lacks the mental capacity to provide his lawyers with instruction then you have to wonder whether he was even aware of what he was doing when he signed his council nomination papers. Similarly does he even know about all the political statements that have been issued in his name? It’s troubling."

Tory Group Leader Donna Jones told local reporters - "Mike Hancock's position now going forward is very questionable. I don't think he is up to the job anymore because of the stress he is under."

[UPDATE] Despite latest statements continuing to say Hancock is still in hospital, a column supposedly written By Mike Hancock has appeared in Wednesdays Portsmouth News.

Mike Hancock MP Lacks Capacity