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Nick Clegg has called on disgraced Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock to resign from the Lib Dems. He was speaking on his weekly phone-in show "Call Clegg" on LBC
A disciplinary investigation into MP Mike Hancock, which was put on hold pending the outcome of today's civil case, will now be re-started, a Liberal Democrat spokesman has said.
His membership of the party has already been suspended.
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.
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.