Charles Kennedy
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"Charles Peter Kennedy" is a British Liberal Democrats/Liberal Democrat politician, who led the Liberal Democrats from 9 August 1999 until 7 January 2006 and is currently a member of parliament (MP) for the Ross, Skye and Lochaber (UK Parliament constituency)/Ross, Skye and Lochaber constituency.

In the United Kingdom general election, 1983/1983 General Election he stood for the Ross, Cromarty and Skye (UK Parliament constituency)/Ross, Cromarty & Skye constituency, then held by the Conservative MP and Minister, Hamish Gray, Baron Gray of Contin/Hamish Gray. In a shocking result, Kennedy was elected for the Social Democratic Party (UK)/Social Democratic Party (SDP), making him at 23, the youngest MP in the House of Commons. Ambitious and popular, he quickly emerged as a potential party leader. In 1994, after the SDP and Liberal Party had merged, he became President of the Liberal Democrats, a position he held for the next four years. In 1999, after the resignation of Paddy Ashdown, Kennedy was elected party leader.

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