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theguardian - 25 days ago

Peers block Lord Lester s suspension over harassment claims

Vote stops action against peer accused of pressuring woman to have sex with him The House of Lords has blocked the suspension handed to a Liberal Democrat peer found to have tried to pressure a woman into having sex with him by promising to make her a baroness, after some peers said they feared the investigation process was unfair.The privileges and conduct committee announced on Monday that Anthony Lester, a human rights barrister and former government adviser, would be suspended until June 2022 over sexual harassment and “corrupt inducements” to the woman. Continue reading...

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