Lib Dems still hope for meeting with Hancock today

A Lib Dem spokesperson said the party is still "hoping to have this meeting today" but if that was not possible they will hold it at the earliest opportunity.

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Hancock hearing due on Monday

Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock will face a disciplinary hearing next week to determine whether he should lose the party whip over "very serious allegations" of sexual assault. He strenuously denies the accusations.