Having ignored concrete evidence that Portsmouth Lib Dems were helping Mike Hancock’s campaign even after his behaviour was exposed, Nick Clegg and party president Tim Farron have finally stuck their heads above the parapet — promising a “review” which will examine “inappropriate behaviour” as well as wider allegations of bullying under the now deposed Lib Dem regime on the City Council.
But chair of the local party, Simon Dodd, clearly didn’t get the memo. He told the local press that it was a “routine review” to be conducted by the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors (ALDC) after local elections, adding:
“It’s got nothing to do with any allegations that have been made”
And if that doesn’t sound like a whitewash, guess who is on the ALDC management committee …
… Cllr Gerald Vernon Jackson, friend of Mike Hancock and the, errrr, leader of Portsmouth City Council during their massive cover up.