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Lib Dems rejected MP accuser's sex misconduct claims in 2012

The Lib Dems decided not to investigate further the claims of sexual misconduct made by a woman about MP Mike Hancock in 2012, according to correspondence seen by ITV News. He was suspended by the party after receiving a report into the allegations.

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Lib Dems suspend MP Mike Hancock's membership

The Liberal Democrats have suspended the party membership of MP and Councillor Mike Hancock after receiving a Portsmouth City Council report into allegations of sexual impropriety:

The Liberal Democrats have this afternoon, for the first time, had sight of a Portsmouth City Council report by Nigel Pascoe QC into allegations of sexual impropriety by Mike Hancock.

Mike Hancock resigned as a Liberal Democrat MP last year in order to contest allegations of sexual impropriety in a High Court civil action.

Given Nigel Pascoe QC’s conclusions in his report, we have immediately suspended Mike Hancock’s membership of the party.

– Liberal Democrat spokesperson

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