The Liberal Democrat Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne has said he was surprised by the allegations of sexual impropriety against Lord Rennard broadcast by Channel 4 News.
Speaking on Sky's Sunday Live with Murnaghan, he said:
I was surprised....I've known Lord Rennard for 20 years or so and I haven't heard these allegations before.
We're going to have two types of investigation as a party, one to look at the specific allegations against Lord Rennard but a second to look at the overall procedures that we have as a party if people make complaints of this sort.
We're very upfront about it. The Liberal Democrats stand for openness and equality and we want to make sure that we as a party represent the best values of the party and if there's any reason to believe that we've fallen short of those standards we want to rectify that.
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