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Sex row Lib Dem MP Mike Hancock quits party

By Staff Reporter

Disgraced MP Mike Hancock has resigned his membership of the Liberal Democrats, the party has confirmed.

The move came after the veteran Portsmouth South 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 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 councillor.

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