Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Jim Duncan

I was saddened to hear about the death of Jim Duncan, former Depute Lord Provost of Dundee, long-standing councillor and assessor to the rector of the University of Dundee.

Having served as the Chair of Dundee City Labour Party and Election Agent for George Thomson when he was MP for Dundee East, Jim joined the SDP at its formation and thereafter the Liberal Democrats in 1988.   Jim was a formidable negotiator during the formation of the Liberal/SDP Alliance.

He played a huge role in civic life in the city - on Dundee Corporation, then the District Council - but also on the Health Board, the University of Dundee and as a Governor of the Scottish Police College.    Jim was greatly respected to all who knew him and will be sadly missed.