MIKE Hancock will be unable to play any active part in his local election campaign because of health complications and an associated disorder, his office has said.
As reported by The News this afternoon, a judge rejected an application by the Portsmouth South MP to have a civil court case against him put on hold for ‘mental health’ reasons.
Following this, a spokesman for Mike Hancock, MP said: ‘Mike remains in hospital with complications due to his recent heart operation and a related severe depressive disorder. He is, obviously, therefore unable to play any active part in his local election campaign.
‘He is very grateful for the help and support given to him in the campaign by friends, supporters and local people.
‘He hopes and trusts that the people of Fratton whom he has represented for over 43 years know that he will work very hard for them as soon as his health improves as he has done year after year.
‘His Portsmouth and House of Commons offices remain open and fully staffed and are dealing with his work.’