UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Simon Hughes: Claire Rayner was an inspiration

Press Release   •   Oct 12, 2010 12:25 BST

“Claire’s campaigning was an inspiration to millions and especially to Liberal Democrats, who were so proud that she was a member of our party."

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Simon Hughes paid tribute today to Claire Rayner.

The agony aunt and NHS campaigner died in hospital aged 79.

“Claire Rayner was a wonderful, no-nonsense, agony aunt to the nation, but also she was much more than that," Simon Hughes said.

“Claire’s campaigning was an inspiration to millions and especially to Liberal Democrats, who were so proud that she was a member of our party.

“Continuous work and campaigning to improve our National Health Service for all our patients will be the best sort of tribute our country can give her.”