Charles Kennedy, 1959 – 2015

Charles was a generous and much loved member of the Liberal Democrat family, and an exceptional politician. Sharp wits, skilled in debate, with a wisdom gained from the perspective of over 30 years in Parliament; he was all those things, but frankly, what made him truly exceptional was the warm and gentle rapport he so quickly established with people everywhere.

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Duncan and Shirley Williams visit Wiltshire College

Duncan brought Baroness Shirley Williams to Wiltshire College in Chippenham, to meet students and staff and see their new building that’ll open in September.

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Duncan and Nick Clegg visit Ivy Lane Primary School

Duncan brought Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam to Chippenham’s Ivy Lane Primary School, where they met the Year 6 candidates taking part in the school’s mock election and made apple crumble in the school’s kitchen.

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Liberal Democrats would use bank fines to support Wiltshire's air ambulance

The Liberal Democrats would use £2.5 million from a fine imposed on a bank for rigging the Libor rate to support Wiltshire's air ambulance service.

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The Gazette & Herald profiles Duncan

From the Gazette & Herald:

“In four generations, Duncan Hames’ family has moved from a baby girl born in a London workhouse, to a little boy going to the House of Commons nursery.

He doesn’t believe it should take as long as 120 years for someone born into poverty to fulfil their potential.

 

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Duncan speaks to Corsham TV

From Corsham TV:

“We asked the candidates from the main parties to state their case for your vote in Corsham, which is mainly within the Chippenham constituency.”

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WATCH: Nick Clegg visits Chippenham and Holt

From the Wiltshire Times:

“Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg visited Holt this lunchtime to rally around support for local prospective party candidate Duncan Hames, who is seeking re-election in the Chippenham constituency.

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Duncan welcomes Government funding for upgrades to local schools

Duncan has welcomed the Government’s announcement of new funding for improvements to buildings at four local schools.

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WATCH: Duncan presents petition for Chippenham Urgent Care Centre in the House of Commons

In the House of Commons, Duncan presented a petition, signed by several hundred local residents, calling for an Urgent Care Centre at Chippenham Hospital.

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Duncan welcomes Government grant for high-tech manufacturers in Chippenham

Duncan has welcomed the news of new Coalition Government funding for advanced engineering in Chippenham.

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