Sunday, 5 October 2008

Lord Thomson of Monifieth

Former Dundee East Labour MP, Lord (George) Thomson has passed away at the age of 87. A hardworking MP for the City for twenty years, Lord Thomson later chaired the Independent Broadcasting Authority and was a Liberal Democrat House of Lords spokesperson on foreign affairs and broadcasting.

His widow, Lady Grace Thomson, said: "He loved his time in Dundee. It was his own town and he loved the people."

George Thomson served Dundee well and Nick Clegg MP, LibDem Leader, said, “George Thomson was a man of great stature and integrity, who dedicated his life to public service. My thoughts, and those of all my parliamentary colleagues, are with his family at this time.”