Some pre-Xmas good news for the yellows?
Today’s news that no charges are to be brought against Portsmouth South MP, Mike Hancock, should provide some welcome good news for Nick Clegg and his party.
For if the case of alleged “inappropriate behaviour” with a constituent had gone to trial then Hancock would probably have had to resign his seat leading to a very difficult by-election for his party to have to fight. He had been arrested and bailed in October.
The CPS said today that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute. Hancock has always denied any wrongdoing.
At the general election he had a majority of 5.200 over the Conservative. Labour were a long way behind.