Lord Rennard has welcomed the end of disciplinary proceedings against him by party bosses, saying all allegations against him "fell at the first hurdle".
ITV News political correspondent Carl Dinnen has tweeted:
Lord Rennard; All allegations fell at the first hurdle as to whether or not there was sufficient evidence to proceed further.
Rennard; I am pleased all disciplinary investigations have been brought to an end and suspension of my party membership has been lifted.
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