MP Mike Hancock has apologised for giving the impression that one of his constituents had sued him in order to try to make financial gain.
The Portsmouth MP had issued statements on his website saying that his constituent had been trying to "sue me for money", but has now acknowledged this was not the case.
He also apologised for not doing more to resolve the dispute with the woman more quickly.
I accept that you did not bring the claim for financial gain and any statements make to the contrary were wrong. I also acknowledge that you have fought for many years to hold me to account, and that this should been resolved far sooner. I my self would have wished for it to be resolved far earlier and I am sorry that it wasn't."