Paddy Ashdown and Charles Kennedy pictured in 1999
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Charles Kennedy dies: 'Charles was the best of all of us', says Ashdown

Former Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown has described Charles Kennedy's death at the age of 55 as "a loss to the whole of British politics".

Mr Kennedy was a man who brought decency, principle, judgement, charm and wit to the Commons, he said.

"When he was on song Charles was the best of all of us," he added.

  • 02 Jun 2015
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