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MP Mike Hancock has recently asked a question in parliament – despite being too unwell to take part in his campaign to retain his Fratton seat on the city council.

According to Hansard, the official record of parliamentary business, Mr Hancock, who represents Portsmouth South, filed a written question about investments in road infrastructure in the constituency.

His question read: ‘To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been invested in road infrastructure in the Portsmouth South constituency and Hampshire in each of the last four years.’

The question was responded to by parliamentary under-secretary for the Department for Transport, Robert Goodwill, on Tuesday.

He said money is being invested in road infrastructure within the city through a number of channels.