MP Hancock case postponed

Portsmouth City Council has decided to postpone a councillors’ standards complaint against Mike Hancock MP until after a high court civil case is concluded.

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Portsmouth council delay decision on MP Mike Hancock

Portsmouth City Council’s has postponed a decision on whether MP Mike Hancock breached its code of conduct over an alleged sexual assault on a woman.

The delay is as a result of concern over inconsistent decisions relating to the case by the council and the High Court who is also investigating the case.

The council received legal advice that the sub-committee, who are investigating the case, had no powers to compel witnesses to provide statements or give evidence under oath unlike the High Court.

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