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Saturday, 18 May 2024 – 11:18

Tributes pour in for former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown

Tributes have poured in for former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown, who passed away at the age of 77 on Saturday evening following a short illness and battle with bladder cancer.

The Liberal Democrat Party said he would be remembered “as someone who made an immeasurable contribution to furthering the cause of liberalism”

Sir Vince Cable, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and many other politicians and members of the public have paid tribute to Lord Ashdown.


Lord Ashdown was the leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1988 to 1999 and was the Member of Parliament for Yeovil from 1983 to 2001. 


Cover Photo Credit: Dave Radcliffe for Liberal Democrats on Flickr licenced under Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)


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