Lib Dems to investigate Lord Rennard allegations

The Lib Dems have launched an internal investigation into the "specific allegations" against Lord Rennard under the party's disciplinary procedures.

Party president Tim Farron is also conducting a review into the way the party dealt with such allegations.

Yesterday, current Lib Dem chief executive Tim Gordon admitted it appeared the party "did not fully live up to our political ideals" in dealing with complaints about the peer.

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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.