Mike Hancock has told ITV News he has no intention of attending any meeting in London, as was discussed earlier by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
Mr Hancock says he knew nothing of any talk of a meeting until 10pm last night, and confirmed that he has "no intention of giving up being a Member of Parliament".
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