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29 July 2019 15:47

Scottish National Party Scotland Nicola Sturgeon

minister for mental health

THE son of an SNP MSP has died while on holiday with pals. It's reported that the tragedy has left the Rutherglen politician Clare Haughey's family "devastated". 2 Tributes have been paid to Charlie Charlie, 20, had been visiting Amsterdam with pals. His brother Sean took to Facebook to post an emotional message confirming the tragic news. He said: "For those who aren't already aware, over the weekend we received the news that my brother Charlie Haughey had passed away Saturday morning while on holiday with his friends.

SNP MSP Clare Haughey’s son dies while on holiday in Amsterdam with friends

"As you can imagine, we're all devastated at the loss of a brother, son, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. "We have been very grateful for all the kind messages and support we've received over the past couple of days. 2 Clare Haughey Minister for Mental Health Credit: Alamy Live News First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also shared her own message of condolence to her colleague. She said: "My thoughts - and those of all of us in @theSNP- are with Clare and her family at this desperately sad time. "I know they will be grateful for privacy as they try to come to terms with their loss". It is with great sadness that we write this post to advise that our MSP Clare Haughey's son, Charlie, passed away this weekend. — Rutherglen SNP (@RutherglenSNP) July 29, 2019 Rutherglen SNP posted a tribute to Charlie on Twitter. A statement said: "It is with great sadness that we write this post to advise that our MSP Clare Haughey's son, Charlie, passed away this weekend. "We are devastated for Clare and her family at this incredibly difficult time & will now take a break from social media over the next few days." MOST READ IN NEWS HUGE HAUL Lanarkshire joiner caught with £1.4MILLION of cocaine in kitchen cupboard 100 texts a day Ex-Celt Stokes called missus 'slut', 'slag' & 'whore' in stalking campaign Latest nightmare Three major Scottish roads locked down as motorists face travel chaos Latest queue hell M8 locked down after smash as drivers face hour delay near Glasgow Airport SLEEP TIGHT Heartbroken wife of Gregor Gibbons says 'you were my life' as she pays tribute Ms Haughey was appointed the minister for mental health in June last year. According to the Scottish Government website, she worked as a mental health nurse "specialising in pregnant mothers and those with a young baby". She was elected as MSP for Rutherglen in the May 2016 elections. Riot police called after '200 teens gatecrash birthday party and attack cops' in Welling We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at [email protected] or call 0141 420 5200