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'More tests' to determine cause of Kennedy's death

Police outside Caberfeidh cottage in Fort William, where Mr Kennedy was found dead. Credit: PA

Further tests are to be carried out to determine the cause of Charles Kennedy's death.

The former Liberal Democrat leader died suddenly at his home in Fort William on Monday.

Police Scotland said there were no suspicious circumstances and that a post-mortem examination would be carried out but it has now been reported that further tests are needed.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland told the Daily Record:

We can confirm that further tests are being carried out to establish the cause of death.

It remains a sudden and non-suspicious death and the Procurator Fiscal will be sent a report.

– Police Scotland

Tom Watson directs tribute to Kennedy's son

Labour's Tom Watson directed part of his touching tribute to the son of ex-Liberal Democrat MP Charles Kennedy, who was sitting in the House of Commons gallery.

Mr Watson directed part of his short tribute to ten-year-old Donald, saying: "Your father was a very great man. He stood up for what he believed in."


Clegg: Kennedy was 'fully signed up member of the human race'

Former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg called Charles Kennedy a "fully signed up member of the human race" in a touching tribute to his former colleague.

Mr Clegg, who was speaking in the House of Commons, also said that Mr Kennedy was the "polar opposite of a cardboard cut-out, points-scoring party politician."

PM leads Commons tributes to Charles Kennedy

The Prime Minister has paid tribute to former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy, saying "at his best, he was the best that politics can be."

Commons set to pay tribute to Charles Kennedy

MPs will pay tribute to Charles Kennedy in the Commons today, after the former Liberal Democrat leader's sudden death aged 55.

Charles Kennedy served as an MP for 32 years. Credit: PA Wire

Tributes from across the political spectrum poured in for Mr Kennedy after it was confirmed he had died suddenly at his home in Fort William.

His death is not being treated as suspicious, although the circumstances are still unclear.

Politicians will gather for a special Commons session at 12.30pm once the first Prime Minister's Questions of the new Parliament has finished.

Commons Speaker John Bercow said the session would help people "say what they think and feel and remember about our departed colleague, Charles Kennedy".


Tributes paid to Charles Kennedy's 'wit and character'

Politicians from across the political divide have paid tribute to Charles Kennedy after his sudden death at the age of 55.

Past and present Lib Dem leaders and the Prime Minister paid tribute to his 'character, wit and accomplishments' and said he will be remembered for his views against the Iraq War and the coalition.

Menzies Campbell remembers 'gregarious' Kennedy

Sir Menzies Campbell has warmly remembered the former Liberal Democrat leader as a "gregarious" man who "enjoyed a good gossip".

Speaking to ITV News, Campbell spoke how in 2003 Kennedy made a huge impact in politics when he steadfastly denounced the march to war against Iraq.

Not long after the invasion, Kennedy and Campbell met the-then US President George Bush who was in the UK on a state visit.

"We went into the room in Buckingham Palace expecting their might be a bit of trouble," Campbell recalled.

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