Hancock MP D-Day in Portsmouth South Again as Out-of-Court Sex Case Settlement Expected.

IT'S D-DAY in Portsmouth-South again for MP Mike Hancock. TBG and the world should find out later the result of the High Court case taken out against him if the statement by the solicitor representing the vulnerable alleged victim is anything to go by.

After that TBG understands that the Liberal Democrats at both national and local level will decide whether or not to either re-admit or expel Hancock from the party of which he is currently suspended.

In a new twist this morning, it emerged that his wife, who lost her seat on Portsmouth Council last month yet was caught using the underground car park at the civic offices reserved for members and employees to see her son in court last week, wants to re-stand for the Lib Dems next year.

Portsmouth Conservatives are playing down talk of a by-election. But TBG understands the Party are now targeting Portsmouth-South and "are expecting Hancock to stand as an Independent against a new Lib Dem candidate".

One source told TBG last night that even if Gerald Vernon Jackson stands in 2015 they also expect Mike Hancock to "in order to get a parachute pay package" for defeated MPs.