Mike Hancock was SDP MP for Portsmouth South 1984-87 and then Liberal Democrat MP for the constituency from 1997 until quitting the party after being suspended in 2014. He stood again, and lost, as an independent in 2015, securing only 1.7% of the vote.


Who is standing in seats the Lib Dems previously held?

A batch of candidates have now been selected in seats formerly held by the party as part of the Liberal Democrat preparations for a possible 2016 general election. … Read the full post »