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Allegations 'make me feel sick to the pit of my stomach' - Welsh Lib Dem leader

The leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats has been speaking about allegations concerning the former Chief Executive of the UK Lib Dems, Lord Rennard. Kirsty Williams says she's 'satisfied' that the investigations set up by the party are the 'best way to establish exactly what happened.'

She says that in 2008 she received an email which has been referred to in recent reports asking if any concerns had been raised about Lord Rennard's behaviour. She says 'I had no issues to report and nobody had discussed his behaviour with me' but she says she too wants answers.

Any allegation that people behaved inappropriately towards women makes me feel sick to the pit of my stomach.

Women report or don't report for a whole variety of reasons and we respect why they don't report.

It would be very difficult to find any women who haven't in their personal or professional life experienced some sort of inappropriate behaviour.

If you think that Wales and Welsh politics is immune from that behaviour, you're kidding yourself.

Two of the women who've made allegations have connections to the Welsh party. Kirsty Williams says the Welsh Lib Dems will ensure that their procedures are up to scratch although she's confident they are.

There's no evidence that there's any issue with Welsh Liberal Democrats' [complaints] procedure. I would like to satisfy myself that that advice is right and that the right procedures are in place. We will ask the NEC to look at existing policy and take it from there.