Report: Alexander cancels by-election visit

Channel 4 News' chief political correspondent Michael Crick says that the Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has cancelled his trip to the Eastleigh by-election campaign as the party is engulfed the midst of the allegations over former chief executive Lord Rennard:


Danny Alexander's visit to Eastleigh this afternoon has been cancelled

Yesterday Nick Clegg said Mr Alexander, then his Chief of Staff, "put these concerns to Chris Rennard and warned him that any such behaviour was wholly unacceptable."

He said he "did not know about specific allegations."

Read more: Danny Alexander's statement


'Five women' in Rennard probe

ITV News understands that police are likely to be speaking to around five women in total over claims of sexual impropriety made against former Lib Den Chief Executive Lord Rennard.