David Bellotti (1943 -2015)
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
Former Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Eastbourne, David Bellotti sadly passed away yesterday morning after battling an illness.
David was the surprise winner of a by-election in Eastbourne in 1990 and held the seat for two years. Notably, he was the first person to be elected as a Liberal Democrat MP after the party was formed by merger of the Liberal Party and the SDP.
He was an active campaigner and a committed liberal who championed the cause of the Liberal Democrats throughout his life. He was a councillor for many years in both East Sussex and Bath.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.