The Highland Council pays tribute to Charles Kennedy

The Highland Council is today united in paying tribute to Charles Kennedy on the sad news of his sudden and untimely death.

Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, David Alston said:  “
Charles Kennedy was a man of principle and compassion.  Always rooted in the Highlands, he stood on that ground to look to the world beyond.  He was passionate in his commitment to Europe, to international justice and peace, and to a fairer society in Scotland and the UK.  He will be sadly missed and long remembered”.

Leader of the Labour Group, Jimmy Gray said: “Charles Kennedy was one of the finest politicians the Highlands has ever produced.  A wonderful communicator, a very very warm person and will be sadly missed by all those involved in politics and the wider community across the Highlands and the whole of the UK”.

Leader of the SNP Group, Maxine Smith said: “Charles was a well known and popular figure in his community and was a seasoned politician.  55 is far too young to lose anyone and my thoughts go out to his family”.

Leader of the Independent Group, Margaret Davidson said:  “
Charlie was a most decent man and a fine Highlander. A man of intellect and principle, but always a man for the people.   We will all miss him, but I think Lochaber most of all. He was loved and respected by his communities”.

2 Jun 2015
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