Sexual harassment allegations
Channel 4 News ran a report on Lord Rennard on 21 February 2013, alleging a history of sexual harassment during his time as an official of the party. He has strongly denied the allegations.
The Lib Dem's chief executive, Tim Gordon, announced that he had appointed Alistair Webster QC, a senior Liberal Democrat, to lead the formal internal investigation under the party's disciplinary rules into the specific allegations made about Rennard's behaviour. 
- Christopher Hope, Lord Rennard: Lib Dems bring in private firm to run whistle blowing system after criticism from campaigners, The Telegraph, 25 Feb 2013
- Michael White, Why have the Lord Rennard claims surfaced now?, The Guardian Politics Blog, 25 February 2013
- Patrick Wintour and Haroon Siddique, Lib Dems appoint whistleblowing charity following harassment claims, guardian.co.uk, Monday 25 February 2013 18.05 GMT
- Patrick Wintour and Haroon Siddique, Lib Dems appoint whistleblowing charity following harassment claims guardian.co.uk, Monday 25 February 2013 18.05 GMT,