Lib Dems review their harassment claims procedures

The Liberal Democrats have launched an immediate review into its procedures for dealing with harassment allegations after a number of women made claims of sexual impropriety against the party's former chief executive.

The then Lib Dem chief executive Lord Rennard pictured outside his party headquarters in 2006. Credit: Cathal McNaughton/PA Archive

Speaking to Channel 4 News, the women allege that Lord Rennard inappropriately touched and propositioned them while they were working for the party.

They also suggest that senior party figures failed to take decisive action over their claims.

In a statement from his solicitors, Lord Rennard denied any wrongdoing or knowledge of any allegations having been made against him.

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Clegg 'aware' of peer concerns

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he had been aware of "indirect and non-specific concerns" in 2008 about alleged inappropriate behaviour towards women by Liberal Democrats' former chief executive Lord Rennard.