Lib Dem ‘touched 10 women’
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”