Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Lib Dems could have almost no female MPs after next election. Female MP: I told Clegg about Rennard allegations. Clegg On Rennard: I’ve Nothing To Hide

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Lord Rennard: women stunned by Rennard’s return The furore is particularly embarrassing for the Liberal Democrats, having previously styled themselves as being committed to equality. Another of their high-profile MPs, Lynne Featherstone had also served as equalities minister. Amid claims that Nick …

Female MP: I told Nick Clegg about Rennard allegations Evening Standard A female former Liberal Democrat MP said she told Nick Clegg about allegations surrounding the party’s then chief executive Lord Rennard shortly after he became leader in 2007.

Nick Clegg On Rennard: I’ve Nothing To Hide Sky News Former Lib Dem head of press Mark Littlewood said: “Nick Clegg is definitely going to have to outline and spell out in exact detail what he knew and when and what actions he took.

Why the Lib Dems could have almost no female MPs after the next election New Statesman Five of the Lib Dems’ seven female MPs hold seats among the party’s 12 most vulnerable and none hold any of the 20 safest. Back in 2011, research by the Fabian Society showed that five of the Lib Dems’ seven female MPs, including Sarah Teather, Jo Swinson and Tessa Munt, hold seats among the party’s 12 most vulnerable, while none hold any of the 20 safest. In addition, the …

Nick Clegg: Back off and let us find truth on Rennard Evening Standard The woman said she had spoken to nine other activists with similar experiences and “many” had protested to the party. She said Equalities minister Jo Swinson had promised “she would get it dealt with”.

Lord Rennard scandal: Deputy PM Nick Clegg demands police be allowed to do … Scottish Daily Record NICK CLEGG today called for police to be allowed to “do their job” over allegations that senior Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard sexually harassed women in the party. The Deputy Prime Minister hit out at “people who …

Nick Clegg faces claims of cover-up over party ‘sex pest’ The Independent Fresh questions over what Nick Clegg knew about sexual misconduct allegations involving his most senior party official were raised last night when a female MP suggested she had reported the claims to the very top of the party. Jo Swinson, who is now …

Liberal Democrats: come clean The Guardian The Lib Dems have now done the right thing (albeit too late) in calling in the police to get to the truth of the allegations against their once-vaunted strategist Lord Rennard. It has been painful this week to hear the women having to go public, as …

Lib Dems to discuss Rennard claims with Met police The Guardian The party is also setting up an independently led inquiry into how the party handled the complaints made by a number of women. The Lib Dems have asked an independent specialist firm to act as an official whistleblower for the party after complaints…

Police Lib Dems meeting ITV News Police Lib Dems meeting. Liberal Democrat leaders have met police over claims of sexual impropriety made against former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard by a number of women. Rennard has said he refutes the allegations.

Lord Rennard claims: Police to meet Lib Dem officials BBC News A number of women have accused the peer of sexually inappropriate behaviour. Lord Rennard denies the allegations. The Lib Dems are carrying out their own investigations. Lord Rennard has told of his “shock” at the allegations. Nick Clegg said people …

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