Mike Hancock

Mike Hancock

Mike Hancock: I crossed the line

18 June 2014 16:22

Mike Hancock has settled the civil case brought against him by a constituent alleging that he sexually assaulted her (Julie Bindel outlined the case for the magazine here). In a… Continue reading


Coffee Shots: Mike Hancock’s son in alleged assault on journalist

23 January 2014 15:12

More unwanted drama for the Lib Dems. Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock’s son has been filmed allegedly assaulting a photographer outside his father’s home, with Hampshire police saying that ‘a reporter… Continue reading

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Mike Hancock suspended from Lib Dems

22 January 2014 18:05

Mike Hancock has been suspended this afternoon as a Liberal Democrat councillor following the leak of the report into his conduct. The report, which was published in a redacted form,… Continue reading

As reported in The Spectator, the Liberal Democrat leadership has been aware of the Mike Hancock allegations for a number of years. Illustration: Christian Adams.

The Mike Hancock imbroglio

4 June 2013 12:49

Mike Hancock last night resigned the Lib Dem whip to fight a court case that includes serious allegations about his conduct. He resigned after a meeting with the chief whip… Continue reading

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Mike Hancock resigns from Lib Dems

3 June 2013 22:37

Lib Dem MP Mike Hancock has resigned from the party to fight ‘very serious allegations’ about his conduct. He took the decision to do so after a meeting with the… Continue reading

After Ukip's second place in Eastleigh, Farage thinks they can win a by-election. Picture: PA

Nigel Farage shouldn’t get Ukip’s hopes up for a win in Portsmouth South

24 April 2013 11:56

Talk of a by-election in Portsmouth South has been growing, fuelled by allegations against MP Mike Hancock. And, in a speech to the parliamentary press gallery lunch yesterday, Nigel Farage… Continue reading

Sex party

Exclusive: Clegg ignored a sexual harassment complaint about a SECOND Lib Dem

27 February 2013 16:24

In this week’s Spectator, Julie Bindel explores the culture of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ in Parliament. Her piece, “Carry on Westminster”, makes a number of revelations about the way parliamentarians behave towards… Continue reading

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The mundanity of espionage

5 December 2010 15:55

And the most curious political story of the day has to be the one about Mike Hancock’s 25-year-old parliamentary researcher, Katia Zatuliveter. If you haven’t seen it already, she is… Continue reading