I was sad to hear the news tonight that he has passed away at the age of 75.
Particularly touching was the tribute from new peer Meral Hussein Ece on Twitter:
Saddened by report that my colleague in Lords, Lord Livsey has died. He was a very active Member, showing great kindness to us new membersHe didn't have to go out of his way to help new peers like Meral, but he took the time to do so.
I'm finding it quite difficult that we're losing so many of the people who were important in my youth. In the last few years we've lost Russell Johnston, Rae Michie, Cyril Smith and now Richard Livsey.