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Danny Coffey

SNP leader Alex Salmond and depute leader Nicola Sturgeon have paid tribute to SNP councillor Danny Coffey, whose sudden death was confirmed

Danny Coffey was Ayrshire's longest serving nationalist councillor and a former Provost of Kilmarnock & Loudoun District Council. He served as an elected member of the SNP's National Council and National Executive Committee, and stood as the SNP candidate in Kilmarnock & Loudoun for the 2003 Holyrood and 2005 Westminster elections.


Danny joined the SNP in 1972. A founder member of Kilmarnock North Branch, he served as an Elected Member of the SNP's National Council and National Executive Committee and has been Depute Party Spokesman for Local Government and Depute Party Spokesman for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

Cllr Coffey stood as the SNP candidate in Kilmarnock & Loudoun for the 2003 Scottish Parliament elections and the 2005 Westminster election.

Ayrshire's longest serving Nationalist Councillor (20 consecutive years), Danny served Kilmarnock & Loudoun well on Strathclyde Regional Council, Kilmarnock & Loudoun District Council (where he served as Provost from 1992 to 1996) and on East Ayrshire Council since 1995.

Danny represented the SNP on the European Committee of the Regions from 1994-1998, in which he served as Bureau Member and Treasurer of the European Alliance Group.

A lifelong supporter of Kilmarnock Football Club Danny is Treasurer of Kilmarnock FC Supporters Association and Kilmarnock FC Supporters Travel Club. He was also a Member of Kilmarnock No 0 Burns Club and Honorary President of Kilmarnock Amateur Operatic Society; Patron of Kilmarnock Concert Brass and is a former Marathon runner.

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