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A new M Hancock set for Portsmouth

Matthew Hancock Credit: ITV Meridian

The new Minister for Portsmouth is M Hancock.

No, it's not a dramatic comeback by the disgraced independent MP for Portsmouth South Mike Hancock - it's the Tory minister Matthew Hancock.

It's proof though the "Hancock influence" in Portsmouth politics - diminished when Mike and his wife lost their council seats in May - will live on, at least until the next election.

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