Henry Anderson: Tributes to a member of the Perth and Kinross Council

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Tributes were paid to a member of the Scottish council who died in Covid-19.

On Sunday, it was announced that Henry Anderson had died on Sunday night.

Mr. Anderson was a delegate of the SNP for Almond and Win, spending eight years in the region.

John Nicolson MP, writing on his passing, said, “I am terribly saddened to hear of Cllr. Henry Anderson’s sudden death.”

“During the election campaign, Henry and I met last year. I liked him instantly, and I grew to appreciate his warmth, intelligence and dry – sometimes self-deprecating – humour as we drove around the constituency during the campaign.

“Henry was passionate about his community and worked tirelessly as a city councilman. Just recently, we corresponded about the coming summer after COVID and the great gastronomic stops we would once again be making along the way. No one knew more about Perthshire cuisine and loved it more than Henry.”

On Twitter, Councillor Tom McEwan posted, “Sad news tonight as we learn of the passing of SNP Councillor Henry Anderson (Almond and Earn Ward PKC) from COVID – a gentleman, a dedicated Cllr, family man and friend. RiP.”

Deputy First Minister John Swinney wrote: “We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of a good, decent man and a loyal member of the council, Henry Anderson. We are going to miss him tremendously.”

“My condolences to his loved ones.”

And Liz Smith, the Conservative MSP, also paid tribute, saying: “I am very sorry to hear of Cllr Henry Anderson’s death.”

“We disagreed on policy but he was a very decent man and he will be greatly missed in Almond and Earn.”

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