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Rennard 'facing disciplinary probe'

Liberal Democrat Lord Rennard is facing a disciplinary probe after apparently failing in his bid to have his suspension from the party lifted.

The former party chief executive was suspended by leader Nick Clegg after refusing to abide by an independent report's recommendation that he apologise for harassing women members. He has since said sorry after being allowed to see the QC's detailed conclusions.

According to the BBC, Lord Rennard's appeal against his suspension has now been rejected and a disciplinary process will begin. The peer has refused to rule out taking legal action against the party if he is not allowed back into the fold.

A spokesman for Lord Rennard said: "He has not been informed of any decision in relation to his appeal.

"He has been told that he will be informed of the decision (today)."

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