Wales politics

Welsh Lib Dem activist 'made Rennard allegations'

Lord Rennard
Image caption Lord Rennard "absolutely denies" the allegations against him

One of the women who has made allegations against the Liberal Democrats' former chief executive is a Welsh party activist.

Alison Goldsworthy confirmed she was one of the anonymous women interviewed by Channel 4 News who said they had been harassed by Lord Rennard.

The peer denies allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour made by a number of women.

Ms Goldsworthy said it was "inevitable" that her name would be revealed.

A former Welsh assembly candidate, she works for a Cardiff-based public affairs consultancy. She is deputy chair of the Lib Dems' federal executive.

In a statement she said: "I can confirm that I was the woman in the Channel 4 broadcast.

"I commend Channel 4, the Liberal Democrats and individuals within the party, for the efforts they have gone to maintain my anonymity over a period of years.

"I am disappointed people who I thought of as friends and other outlets have chosen not to respect that and as there is now an inevitability my name will be revealed, I have chosen to do so myself.

"I will be co-operating with the inquiries and have no further comment to make."

Liberal Democrat officials are to meet Metropolitan Police officers to discuss allegations made against Lord Rennard.

He has told of his "shock" at the allegations.

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