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Friday, 19 December 2014

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Lib Dems 'screwed up' – South Lakes MP Tim Farron on Lord Rennard allegations

PRESIDENT of the Lib Dems, South Lakes MP Tim Farron, said the party made mistakes in the way it handled allegations of sexual harassment by former chief exectutive Lord Rennard.

Following reports party leader Nick Clegg was aware of the allegations five years ago, Mr Farron told BBC Radio 4 Today he had first heard a "general rumour" about the alleged misconduct ""a year or so ago".

During the interview he said it is his job to ensure the women who made the allegations get justice.

He said: "We screwed this up as a party. There are individuals out there who we have a duty of care towards who we did not fullful that duty of care to."

However he said the rumour he had heard contained "no specifics – not even who or what".

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