Peer refutes sex allegations
A SENIOR Liberal Democrat peer accused of sexually harassing women in the party last night said he would "co-operate with any properly-constituted inquiry" into the claims.
Lord Rennard issued a fresh strenuous denial of the allegations and highlighted party rules that set out the need for any case against him to be "proved by evidence to the requisite standard".
It comes after one woman, who claimed the peer followed her to the toilet at a candidates' event in Peterborough and propositioned her when she came out, said she knew of nine women claiming to have had similar experiences.
His spokesman said: "Lord Rennard refutes these allegations. He will co-operate with any properly constituted inquiry.
"He would reiterate that in 27 years of working for the Liberal Democrats he received no complaint or allegation about his behaviour."