Portsmouth City councillor Mike Hancock has quit his cabinet position in the Liberal Democrat led authority.
It comes hours before a meeting this evening that was due to see the Lib-Dem group vote on whether the councillor should keep his position.
Tonight's meeting will now decide who will take up the position.
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