Friday, September 17, 2010

Richard Livsey has died

Lord Livsey - Richard Livsey - who was Liberal and then Liberal Democrat MP for Brecon & Radnor between 1985-92 and 1997-2001, has died at the age of 75.

BBC News quotes a tribute to him from Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and AM for the same constituency:

"a man of immense honour and decency who was loved and respected by his constituents, colleagues and by politicians of all parties.

"He will be remembered particularly as a champion for the rural communities in which he lived and an expert on agriculture, which he worked in all his professional life.

"As Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, he was a passionate advocate for Welsh devolution.

"His role in achieving a 'Yes' vote in the 1997 referendum establishing the National Assembly for Wales will be long remembered."

3 comments:

David said...

A touch of the Powell and Pressburgers - I think you meant Richard, who was indeed a man who seemed to know where he was going.

Jonathan said...

Quite right - that is what comes of telling Lord Bonkers my Blogger password.

Frank H Little said...

There is a fuller tribute by Peter Black at http://www.freedomcentral.org.uk/2010/09/lord-livsey-of-talgarth-a-tribute.html