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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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Mike Hancock should quit Lib Dems, says Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg said Mike Hancock's conduct had caused "huge distress". Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Nick Clegg has called on disgraced Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock to resign from the party after his apology for inappropriate conduct toward a female constituent.

Speaking on his weekly LBC radio phone-in, Mr Clegg said the Portsmouth South MP should resign from the party having already had the whip removed and his membership suspended.

The Deputy Prime Minister said: "He has made an apology that makes it clear that the way he behaved was totally and utterly out of order - as he himself has said - and crossed a line with a vulnerable constituent.

"He has caused huge, huge distress. Frankly, that has no role in the Liberal Democrats - the party I lead. He has no future in the party. He should resign."

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