David Steel faces suspension from Lib Dems over Cyril Smith revelation

David Steel faces suspension from Lib Dems over Cyril Smith revelation
 

David Steel is facing suspension from the Liberal Democrats after admitting he was aware that Cyril Smith was a child sex abuser but failed to assess whether he was a risk to children.
Party officials will meet on Thursday night to discuss whether Lord Steel, the former leader of the Liberal party, should have the whip withdrawn and face a formal investigation.
It follows the peer’s testimony to an inquiry that in 1979 the late MP for Rochdale confirmed reports that he had assaulted children.
Rather than launch an investigation into Smith, Steel said he allowed him to continue in office and... read more

 
14 March 2019 in Politics, Views: 78
Source: Guardian
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