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Glenys Kinnock RIP

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62Granny Sun 03-Dec-23 14:43:44

Glenys Kinnock passed away peacefully overnight. She was an inspirational women who campaigned against poverty and women's rights tirelessly.
I thought looked like a lady you would get on with and always had a lovely smile. She has been battling Alzheimer's since 2017.

Anniebach Sun 03-Dec-23 15:13:17

RIP Glen , a truly lovely lady

Germanshepherdsmum Sun 03-Dec-23 15:22:56

So sorry to hear this.

Galaxy Sun 03-Dec-23 15:30:33

Oh I am sorry to hear that.

GrannyGravy13 Sun 03-Dec-23 15:37:09


Primrose53 Sun 03-Dec-23 17:41:51

She had a very pretty, genuine smile. RIP

Casdon Sun 03-Dec-23 17:44:57

RIP Glenys

TerriBull Sun 03-Dec-23 17:52:01

Very sorry to hear GK has died I believe she had Alzeimers for a while. They seemed a very together couple I'm sure her death will be a great loss to Neil and their children.


Aldom Sun 03-Dec-23 17:59:56

Very sad news. I didn't know she was ill. RIP Glenys.

Grandmabatty Sun 03-Dec-23 18:10:32

I'm sorry to hear this. I always felt they were a strong couple and she was a effective politician in her own right

Chocolatelovinggran Sun 03-Dec-23 19:24:08

A true fighter for justice. A life well lived.

crazyH Sun 03-Dec-23 19:27:19

Lovely couple - always remember that video of them being wind blown on the beach. Very pretty lady R.I.P.

henetha Sun 03-Dec-23 23:36:25

I'm sorry to hear this. She seemed a lovely lady and a champion of women's rights. I had great respect for her. R.I.P.

Doodledog Sun 03-Dec-23 23:40:15

Oh, I’m sorry to hear that, and that she’d been ill. I was very disappointed when NK lost the election and got the impression that Glenys would have been very supportive. RIP.

Georgesgran Mon 04-Dec-23 07:52:53

She’d been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2017 and I’d seen a few interviews given by her husband on the progress of that awful illness.
I think they were a strong couple. RIP

Iam64 Mon 04-Dec-23 08:46:53

Very sad news. I always admired her, if Labour had won that election, she’d have been a good support and role model.

Joseann Mon 04-Dec-23 09:03:31

I suddenly remembered last night that I sat a row behind them on a flight from Paris CDG, 1990s. They looked smart, but very relaxed.

Grantanow Mon 04-Dec-23 11:00:42


Callistemon21 Mon 04-Dec-23 11:57:43

I was sorry to hear this and hadn't realised she had Alzheimer's, so unfair.

I remember when she came to present certificates at school, her speech was inspiring, especially for the girls.

RIP Glenys

Nelmar53 Tue 05-Dec-23 11:17:02

R.I.P. what a terrible thing to seems to be intelligent people who take altzheimers/dementia...not always but quite a large percentage..such a terrible dissease...i remember crying for months before my dm passed away. THE LONG GOODBYE..X😰

Margs Tue 05-Dec-23 11:23:38

So awful that such a vibrant lady (and indeed anyone) should be struck down by a condition that is no more and no less than a living death. So very sad.

Metra Tue 05-Dec-23 11:39:08

I was at uni with Glenys and Neil Kinnock. Glenys and I studied the same subjects in the first year but I wasn't in their set. She was always friendly and very popular with everyone. She and Neil's political views sometimes differed but she was always supportive whilst pursuing her own path. Alzheimer's is such a cruel disease which seems to strike indiscriminately. We were the same age and my memory isn't what it was.....

Nanatoone Tue 05-Dec-23 11:48:58

Oh that’s sad, more that she suffered from the awful illness prior to death. It’s a huge dread of mine. She was an example to women in my opinion. Both doing her own thing and supporting her husband. Rest in Peace.

welbeck Tue 05-Dec-23 11:49:29

gosh, so they were together all that time, that's rare now, esp in public life.
did anyone else meet her in real life, what was she like?
sorry to hear of her passing.
condolences to the family.

madeleine45 Tue 05-Dec-23 11:49:42

She was a very decent person and a woman to look up to. Sad she had dementia but we were lucky to have her in our lives and I send condolences to her family . May she rest in peace