Clegg wants claims against Rennard dealt with 'quickly'

Nick Clegg spoke during a visit to an Aston Martin factory in Warwickshire. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said he wants the investigations into the allegations against Lord Rennard to be carried out "as quickly as possible".

"The key thing, not least for the women involved, is that the investigations get their work done as quickly as possible," he said.

The Liberal Democrat leader, who was visiting the Aston Martin car factory in Warwickshire today, went on: "The important thing is that the two investigations I announced last week are allowed to get on with their work, and that the police investigation is allowed to get on with its work."

He added: "It's crucial we get to the bottom of the truth and do that as soon as possible."