Rennard 'victim': I never discussed claims with Clegg

Alison Smith, who has accused former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard of sexual impropriety, told ITV News she "never discussed" the allegations with party leader Nick Clegg.

Ms Smith added that she welcomed the independently chaired investigation into the claims against the peer.

Lord Rennard denies the allegations.

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'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.