Letters: John Marston, July 3, 2015

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While not a supporter of the Liberal Democrats, I disagree with Nick Vinehill’s quick dismissal of Charles Kennedy’s contribution to politics. (Lynn News, June 19)

I believe that the former party leader showed considerable courage in his opposition to the Iraq war and later in his lonely opposition to joining a coalition with the Conservatives in 2010. It is anyone’s guess what the recent election might have been if the Conservatives had spent five years trying to run a minority government. In my view, Parliament has been well served by members like Charles Kennedy and the late Robin Cook who put principle before their personal careers and it’s a pity the House didn’t take more note of them.

John Marston

Old Brewery Court, Lynn