Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy MP is to visit the Isles of Scilly.

Mr Kennedy will take a short break on the Islands with his wife and two-year-old son following a visit with Scilly’s MP Andrew George in St Ives next week.

He will discuss the challenges of local affordable housing in the constituency in comparison with his own Scottish constituency of Ross, Skye and Lochaber.

Mr George said: ‘It is a privilege and an enormous pleasure to have Charles and his family taking the trouble to come all this way.

‘Charles has always had a tremendous charm and a quick wit which even his political opponents cannot fail to be impressed by.”