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MP Mike Hancock delighted Russian 'spy' can stay in UK

29 November 2011 Last updated at 16:17 GMT

An alleged Russian spy who had an affair with Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock and worked for him has won her appeal against deportation.

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission said it had seen nothing to prove Katia Zatuliveter was a spy tasked to seduce Mr Hancock.

Then Portsmouth South MP told the BBC he was delighted with the result.

"I never had the slightest hesitation about her," he said.