Liberal Democrat councillors have allowed Portsmouth South MP, Mike Hancock to remain on their cabinet.
The group decided that Councillor Hancock is best placed to fulfil the role of cabinet member for planning, regeneration and economic development.
Pressure has been growing on Mr Hancock this week after a report found "compelling" evidence of "serious and unwelcome sexual behaviour" towards a woman constituent.
He has been suspended from the Liberal Democrat Party.
At a meeting in Portsmouth last night - it was decided Mr Hancock could no longer work as Lib Dem councillor - but could remain as an independent. Cllr Hugh Mason, Deputy Leader of Portsmouth City Council gave us this statement.
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