Disgraced Liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe dies age 85

December 4, 2014 4:55 PM

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The 31-day trial ended with Thorpe's acquittal on both charges, but his political career was over. Opposition from the membership of Amnesty International prevented him being appointed as director general of the organisation's British section.

He was to battle with Parkinson's Disease for more than three decades until his death.

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