One of the South's MPs faces losing the party whip over allegations of sexual assault. Portsmouth South's Mike Hancock strenuously denies them but will face the Lib Dem leader today at a disciplinary meeting. Nick Clegg has admitted his party is considering suspending Mr Hancock.
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