MP John Pugh says a few words about the late Charles Kennedy June 5th, 2015 Connor_Henderson Latest News Shares Comments Local MP John Pugh called the former Liberal Democrat leader a “brave individual with strong beliefs and principles” after he was found dead at his home on 1st June, 2015. Charles Kennedy was a familiar face in Southport, often lending his personal support to Liberal Democrat colleague John Pugh’s General Election campaigns, and visiting Southport for party conferences in 2001 and 2004. The MP for Southport said: “He brought so much that was positive in the way of wit, common sense and sound morality to politics from his Highland roots. “Sadly it was the Highlands’ best-known product that has been his nemesis and crushed by political misfortune and the recent loss of his parents this was the outcome many dreaded would happen. “Like most Highlanders he bore his grief bravely and privately unaware perhaps of the extent to which people valued him and his contribution to public life.” It is still unsure that the cause of death was but is believed to be due to his public problems relating to alcohol. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!