Former British Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe dies aged 85

December 4, 2014 6:15 PM

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Former British Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe dies aged 85

Career ended after he was accused of conspiracy to murder former model Norman Scott

Jeremy Thorpe, who brought the Liberal party to the brink of coalition government in 1974 but resigned amid scandal soon after, has died aged 85. He died on Thursday morning after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, his son Rupert has announced.

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