Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Twitter reacts to #CharlesKennedy death

A picture from Charles Kennedy's website

Twitter users pay tribute to the former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy who died suddenly this morning aged 55.

There was a mood of shock at the death of the former MP for Ross Skye and Inverness West, and this was reflected through tweets on social media as the news first broke..

The former MP had served his Highland constituency for 32 years until last month, when he lost his seat in the general election, amid an SNP landslide in Scotland.

In the ruff and tumble world of political points scoring, Mr Kennedy had been described as a man who stood apart from many of his former Westminster colleagues as funny, genuine and a man with a great personality.

As Liberal Democrat leader, Mr Kennedy was an outspoken critic of the controversial invasion of Iraq in 2003, despite both Labour and Conservatives backing the campaign.

He had once described the country 'being bulldozed into war' and his defiant opposition will ultimately be his political legacy, according to many supporters on twitter.

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