Portsmouth City Council are to investigate a complaint against the Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock. The full details have not been revealed yet. However, the city's solicitor Michael Lawther has issued a statement.
"A sub-committee of Portsmouth City Council today decided to refer a complaint against Cllr Mike Hancock for investigation.
"The governance and audit and standards committee (assessment) sub-committee, made up of three councillors, considered evidence of a breach of the council's code of conduct and decided there was a case to answer. They made no judgement as to whether or not there had been a breach.
"I will now appoint an independent lawyer to carry out an investigation. We estimate the investigation will take two or three months.
"If a breach is proved against a councillor, they can be censured for their conduct."
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