Lib Dem ‘touched 10 women’

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A WOMAN who has ac­cused former Lib Dem chief ex­ec­u­tive Lord Ren­nard of sex­u­ally in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­iour has said she knows of NINE other women who have had sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ences.

The former Lib Dem coun­cil­lor, known only as Su­san, added he had touched her leg and in­vited her back to his ho­tel room at a train­ing con­fer­ence.

She said he had “an almighty amount of power” over as­pir­ing MPs and feared the in­ci­dent had jeop­ar­dised her ca­reer. Lord Ren­nard de­nies the al­le­ga­tions.

The Lib Dems are now con­duct­ing two in­quiries – one into the spe­cific com­plaints against Lord Ren­nard, and the other into how the al­le­ga­tions were han­dled in the past.

Sep­a­rately, the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice has said it is work­ing with party of­fi­cials to es­tab­lish whether any crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity had taken place.

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said: “I can­not pro­vide a run­ning com­men­tary on ev­ery shred of spec­u­la­tion”

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