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Welsh Liberal Democrats pay tribute Emlyn Hooson

February 22, 2012 1:41 PM

Commenting on the death of Lord Emlyn Hooson, former Liberal Democrat for MP for Montgomeryshire, Kirsty Williams, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats said:

"Emlyn Hooson was respected in the House of Lords and the wider political community for his passionate liberalism, his love of Wales and his sharp intellect. Not only will he be remembered for his high profile legal work, he will also be remembered for establishing the Welsh Liberal Party in Wales - something we are still proud of today.

"He was a steadfast Liberal who cared for the people of Montgomeryshire and Wales. Emlyn was also a fervent advocate of Welsh culture and music having been President of both the national and international Eisteddfod.

"My thoughts are with his wife and children at this very difficult time."

Roger Williams, Deputy Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats said,

"This is incredibly sad news; Lord Hooson was a great servant of liberalism and to the people of Montgomeryshire and Wales. He was a great friend and family man. He will be sorely missed in Westminster and in his beloved home town of Llanidloes.

My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time."