Do you know this man. This is the Lib Dem MP for Portsmouth South, Mike Hancock. His hands are his problem as he has self confessed to being 'inappropriate', in similar circumstances to the way Lord Rennard has been in trouble, to a mentally ill constituent. But this isn't the first case of his wondering hands (see Guido Fawkes for all the details). Mike Hancock is also a Councillor for Portsmouth and yesterday a committee decided that there needed to be an independent investigation by a lawyer into Mr Hancock and his actions. It's not likely to go well and it may cost him his job, although this inquiry is going to take at least 2 months.
So don't look to South Shields, watch with some interest what is going on in Portsmouth.