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Miranda Green on Rennard sex claims affecting Lib Dems

There are "much more sexist places to work" than Westminster and the House of Commons, according to a former adviser to Paddy Ashdown.

Miranda Green said the sex claims surrounding Lord Rennard - which he strongly denies - and the party's handling of them, was affecting women who may be considering a career in politics.

And she said the "nasty after-taste" was leading to a hangover for the party, and had affected its vote in the Eastleigh by-election.

But the journalist and commentator said the "fear of groping" should not keep women away from politics as she made this appeal: "Come in sisters, the water's fine".

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