Wednesday, 13 May 2020

1286) Charles P. Kennedy

Charles Peter Kennedy (1959 – 2015). British Liberal Democrat politician who was Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1999 to 2006, and a Member of Parliament from 1983 to 2015.
Kennedy was elected to the House of Commons in 1983, and after the Alliance parties merged, became President of the Liberal Democrats and, following the resignation of Paddy Ashdown, Leader of the Liberal Democrats. He led the party through two general elections, increasing its number of seats in the House of Commons to their highest level since 1923, and led his party's opposition to the Iraq War. A charismatic and affable speaker in public, he appeared extensively on television during his leadership.

- "But Kennedy, red-haired and round-faced, a cheery and approachable figure, with a soft Highlands accent..."…/…/jun/02/charles-kennedy

- "I knew Charlie for more than 30 years and prefer to remember him when I first met him, a red-haired student with gusto, obvious potential – and impudence."…/tom-brown-charles-kennedy-p…

- "I hadn’t been there long when I bumped into a cheerful, chatty, red-haired Scot whom I recalled had been elected to Parliament for the Social Democratic Party in 1983."

- "Then there's Charles Kennedy. He has ginger hair."…

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