I’d just like to note here our deepest sympathies for Dennis Canavan who has announced the death of his only daughter, Ruth
It is, unbelievably, the fourth time that he has lost a child. His son, Paul, died of skin cancer at the age of 16, in 1989. Seventeen years later his son, Dennis, died of a brain tumour and a year later, Mark died from Motor Neuron Disease.
I can’t imagine the pain of losing even one child.
I’ve always had a real admiration for Dr Canavan, a man of principle and integrity.
Our thoughts are with him, and with his son, Adam, tonight.