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Lib Dem lord quits after report slams failure over Westminster child abuse claims

1 month ago   |   By Metro

David Steel has quit the Liberal Democrats and announced his retirement from the House of Lords
A prominent Liberal Democrat has quit the Lords after a damning new report into historical child sex abuse.
David Steel, the former Liberal Party and Lib Dem leader, told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse that he had failed to act on allegations against prominent colleague Sir Cyril Smith - even though he believed them to be true - because it was ‘past history'.
As the IICSA published its long-awaited report - claiming the political establishment had ignored allegations for...
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Former Liberal leader David Steel quits House of Lords after damning child abuse inquiry

Former Liberal leader David Steel quits House of Lords after damning child abuse inquiry

1 month ago   |   By Press and Journal

Former Liberal leader David Steel has quit the House of Lords after being condemned by a child abuse inquiry for failing to alert authorities about the actions of paedophile MP Cyril Smith.
Lord Steel admitted last year he failed to pass on the allegations against the Rochdale MP even though he believed them to be true, because it was “past history”.
He was initially suspended by the Scottish Lib Dems, but was readmitted after leader Willie Rennie concluded that there were “no grounds for action” against him after an internal investigation.
The former presiding officer of the Scottish...
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Ex-Lib Dem Leader Lord Steel Resigns After Accusations Of 'Inaction' Over Child Sex Abuse

Ex-Lib Dem Leader Lord Steel Resigns After Accusations Of 'Inaction' Over Child Sex Abuse

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Former Lib Dem leader Lord Steel has announced he will quit the party and retire from the House of Lords after he was heavily criticised by the inquiry into the sexual abuse of children. Steel, who was leader of the Liberal Party and Liberal Democrats from 1976 to 1988, failed to pass on allegations against prominent colleague Cyril Smith because it was “past history”. He later recommended Smith for a knighthood. He told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse that, because allegations against Smith had arisen before he joined the party, he saw “no reason, or no locus to go back to...
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Lord Steel quits Liberal Democrats and House of Lords after being criticised in Westminster child sex abuse report

Lord Steel quits Liberal Democrats and House of Lords after being criticised in Westminster child sex abuse report

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Lord Steel has quit the Liberal Democrats and will retire as a member of the House of Lords.
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Lord Steel quits Lib Dems after child abuse inquiry report

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Ex-Liberal leader failed to pass on allegations against Sir Cyril Smith Latest political developments - live Lord Steel has quit the Liberal Democrats after the inquiry into child sexual abuse said the political establishment spent decades turning “a blind eye” to allegations of child sexual abuse The inquiry cited as an example the evidence of former Liberal party leader who told the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse inquiry last year how he failed to pass on allegations against prominent colleague Sir Cyril Smith, even though he believed them to be true, because it was “past...
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Ex-Liberal leader David Steel QUITS Lords after child abuse inquiry criticism

Ex-Liberal leader David Steel QUITS Lords after child abuse inquiry criticism

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

The sickening acts of obese sex attacker Smith against young boys in care were known about more than 40 years ago but no action was taken before his death in 2010.
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