Probe into city MP’s conduct will go ahead despite no co-operation

PROBE Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock

PROBE Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock

The hustings at Portsmouth College - from left:  David Carpenter (college governor), Gerald Vernon-Jackson (Lib Dems), Ian McCulloch (Green), Steve Fitzgerald (college teacher and chair), Stephen Morgan (Labour), Kevan Chippindall-Higgin (Ukip) and Penny Mordaunt (Cons)   Picture: Heather Eggelton

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AN INVESTIGATION into Mike Hancock’s conduct will go ahead, despite him saying he will not co-operate with the inquiry.

Portsmouth City Council has decided to carry on with its probe despite the Portsmouth MP’s stance.

As previously reported in The News, Mr Hancock, who is also a Fratton councillor, said he didn’t want to get involved because he was told that it could affect the outcome of High Court proceedings.

He is being sued in a civil action by a female constituent over allegations of sexual assault.

The News understands the council was told it could face a judicial review if it were not to carry on.

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