Clegg: Disgraced MP Hancock should resign from Lib Dems

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has called on disgraced MP Mike Hancock to resign from the party. The Deputy Prime Minister said: "He should resign from the party. Of course he should. Absolutely."

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MP Mike Hancock admits 'I crossed the line'

MP Mike Hancock has issued a lengthy apology to the woman who alleged that he sexually assaulted her, acknowledging that his behaviour had been "inappropriate and unprofessional".

The apology forms part of a settlement agreement after the constituent, who has remained anonymous, brought a civil case against Mr Hancock.

In October 2009 you first came to me as a constituent to seek my assistance as your MP and councillor. Subsequently and over several months I came to your home on several occasions, sometimes unannounced and conducted a friendship with you that was inappropriate and unprofessional.

I understand that you felt degraded. I did not treat you with sufficient respect. I made you feel deeply uncomfortable and discriminated against, and I crossed the line...

I can only apologise unreservedly to you for any distress, anger and worsening of your psychiatric condition that I caused.

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