Political

Not often I welcome the departure of someone from the party, but…

Not often I welcome the departure of someone from the party, but thank goodness for this:

Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock has resigned his membership of the Liberal Democrats the party has confirmed.

The move came after the veteran MP, who had already been suspended by the party, was forced publicly to apologise to a vulnerable woman constituent for making improper sexual advances.

In June Mr Hancock gave an “unreserved” apology at London’s High Court over an “inappropriate and unprofessional friendship” with a single mother known as Annie, who had sought his assistance as her MP and local councillor.

Even though Mike Hancock was on the receiving end of some false allegations and a weird police investigation, he also did much that was wrong.  It is good that he is gone.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

All comments and data you submit with them will be handled in line with the privacy and moderation policies.