Controversial Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock in hospital

Mike Hancock

Mike Hancock

First published in News

AN under-fire Hampshire MP has been admitted to hospital.

Mike Hancock, Portsmouth South MP, has a history of poor health and underwent heart surgery in 2012, although a statement on his official website did not give the reason for his latest hospital admission.

The statement said: ''Mike has been in hospital since the end of last week and will remain so until at least the end of next week.

''His offices in London and Portsmouth remain open as usual.''

Mr Hancock was suspended from the Liberal Democrat party last month after the leak of a QC's report into allegations - which he denies - of inappropriate behaviour towards a constituent with mental health issues.

He recently stepped down from the ruling cabinet of Portsmouth City Council.

He resigned the parliamentary party whip last year, but was still sitting as a Lib Dem councillor until the local group ruled that his suspension meant it must strip him of the party banner.

The announcement of his resignation from the council cabinet came hours before a meeting at which local Lib Dems were expected to decide whether Mr Hancock could retain his responsibility for regeneration and economic development while sitting as an independent councillor.

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4:14pm Fri 7 Feb 14

On the inside says...

Couldn't happen to a nicer man.
Couldn't happen to a nicer man. On the inside
  • Score: -6

4:33pm Fri 7 Feb 14

apm1954 says...

On the inside wrote:
Couldn't happen to a nicer man.
sad sod
[quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: Couldn't happen to a nicer man.[/p][/quote]sad sod apm1954
  • Score: 5

5:03pm Fri 7 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

On the inside wrote:
Couldn't happen to a nicer man.
It could. It could happen to you.
[quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: Couldn't happen to a nicer man.[/p][/quote]It could. It could happen to you. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 4

5:45pm Fri 7 Feb 14

issacchunt says...

A good a place to hide and let the dust settle, he'll be gutted when he realises nurses don't dress like 1960,s carry on doctor nurses.
A good a place to hide and let the dust settle, he'll be gutted when he realises nurses don't dress like 1960,s carry on doctor nurses. issacchunt
  • Score: 0

8:48pm Fri 7 Feb 14

sparkster says...

I dont like to gloat at the misfortune of others, we don't know what's around the corner for us
I dont like to gloat at the misfortune of others, we don't know what's around the corner for us sparkster
  • Score: -1

3:49am Sat 8 Feb 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

sparkster wrote:
I dont like to gloat at the misfortune of others, we don't know what's around the corner for us
Very true
[quote][p][bold]sparkster[/bold] wrote: I dont like to gloat at the misfortune of others, we don't know what's around the corner for us[/p][/quote]Very true Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: -2

5:03am Sat 8 Feb 14

issacchunt says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
sparkster wrote:
I dont like to gloat at the misfortune of others, we don't know what's around the corner for us
Very true
It's around the corner anyway so gloat a little.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparkster[/bold] wrote: I dont like to gloat at the misfortune of others, we don't know what's around the corner for us[/p][/quote]Very true[/p][/quote]It's around the corner anyway so gloat a little. issacchunt
  • Score: -1

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