Lib Dem Charles Kennedy Brian Smith Willie Rennie Scotland county Ross BBC death record Lib Dem Charles Kennedy Brian Smith Willie Rennie Scotland county Ross

Willie Rennie calls on Nicola Sturgeon to 'take action' over Charles Kennedy abuse

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following a bad-tempered local campaign in the Ross, Skye, and Lochaber constituency. Former police officer Brian Smith, who was then serving as the SNP's local branch convener, called Kennedy a "drunken slob" and "quisling-in-chief".The tweets were sent before the former Lib Dem leader's death in June 2015, which was caused by a major haemorrhage linked to his long battle with alcoholism.Smith stood down from his convener role that year but is understood to still be a party member.The events surrounding Kennedy's election defeat and the abuse he suffered were given a fresh focus following a recent recent BBC Alba documentary.Speaking to the Record, Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie said he wanted his former colleague to be remembered.

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