Lord Rennard's Liberal Democrat suspension is lifted

The suspension of Lord Rennard's membership of the Liberal Democrats has been lifted, after disciplinary proceedings against him were dropped.

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Lib Dems accused of 'dropping inquiry as election looms'

One of the women who accused Lord Rennard of sexual harassment has told ITV News she is "very disappointed" by the Liberal Democrats' decision to drop disciplinary proceedings and lift his suspension.

Former Lib Dem activist Bridget Harris was among four women who made such allegations against the peer - and said she suspects the decision was motivated by next year's General Election.

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