He was a hero to many in his home town of Rochdale but a dark cloud is building over the reputation of Sir Cyril Smith. Now the council he once proudly represented has chosen to remove a plaque in his honour from the side of Town Hall.
They claim the move is to protect a grade one listed building from attack by vandals.
Meanwhile - according to MP Simon Danczuk's office six more alleged victims of sexual abuse have come forward to claim the former MP attacked them when they were children. Matt O'Donoghue reports:
Labour MP for Rochdale claims sex abuse victims could be put off coming forward after a report into child abuse labelled "hysterical."
Sex abuse allegations involving the late politician Sir Cyril Smith are to be investigated by a second police force.
A blue plaque honouring Sir Cyril Smith has been taken down by Rochdale Council bosses to stop any vandalism.