Liberal Democrats pay tribute to Lib Dem peer Nigel Jones

We are sad to learn that Lib Dem Peer and former MP for Cheltenham Nigel Jones died on Monday during heart surgery.

The BBC reports:

During his parliamentary career, he served as the Liberal Democrat spokesman on housing and local government, and later as spokesman for science and technology.

He also served in the Select Committee on Standards and Privileges.

The body was set up by John Major in 1994 after a number of scandals rocked his government, that came to be known as the “sleaze-busters”.

Lord Jones of Cheltenham passed away on 7 November during heart surgery. He is survived by his wife Katy, son Sam and twin daughters Lucy and Amy.

Liberal Democrats have paid tribute to Nigel:

We will have a fuller obituary at a later date.

We send our love and sympathy to Nigel’s family.

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2 Comments

  • I am so sorry to hear this news, and condolences to his family and friends.
    He should not be be confused with another Nigel Jones in the Lib Dem family, who often comments here on LDV.

  • Sad news indeed. Nigel’s win in 1992 was one of the few bright nights of that election. He always seemed one of those MPs who was more happy working quietly in/for his constituency than making any sort of mark in Westminster. I say that as a compliment. RIP.

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