The police were aware of accusations that Cyril Smith was a child abuser 7 years before he became an MP.
So, here is a question for you. Did he become an MP despite being a paedophile or was he promoted to the position of MP because he was a paedophile ?
Fears that Sir Cyril Smith was sexually abusing boys were reported to police four years before an investigation was opened, it has been claimed.
Social worker Lyndon Price said he raised the issue with the chief constable of Rochdale in 1965.
Mr Price, director of social services in Rochdale from 1971 to 84, said that Chief Constable Patrick Ross later told him no action would be taken.
Lancashire Police investigated Sir Cyril in 1969 without charging him.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has admitted that Sir Cyril should have been prosecuted for abusing boys in the 1960s.