Rt Hon Charles Kennedy

Charles Kennedy

Constituency

Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Party

Liberal Democrat

Address as

Mr Kennedy

Contact details

Westminster

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 0356
Fax: 020 7219 4881
kennedyc@parliament.uk

Constituency

5 MacGregor's Court, Dingwall, IV15 9HS
Tel: 01349 862152
Fax: 01349 866829
charles@highlandlibdems.org.uk
www.highlandlibdems.org.uk

Biography

Electoral history

Member for Ross, Cromarty and Skye 1983-97, for Ross, Skye and Inverness West 1997-2005, for Ross, Skye and Lochaber since 5 May 2005 general election

Parliamentary career

Alliance Spokesman for Social Security 1987; SDP Spokesman for: Scotland and Social Security 1987-88, Trade and Industry 1988-89; Liberal Democrat Spokesman for: Health 1989-92, European Union Affairs 1992-97, Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Rural Affairs 1997-99; Leader, Liberal Democrat Party 1999-2006

Party groups

Chair: Glasgow University Social Democratic Club 1979-80, SDP Scotland 1986-88; President, Liberal Democrat Party 1990-94; Former member, Liberal Democrat: Federal Executive Committee, Policy Committee; Leader 1999-2006

Select committees

Member: Standards and Privileges 1997-99, Works of Art 2011-

Councils, public bodies

Rector, Glasgow University 2008-

International bodies

Vice-President, Liberal International 2006-; President, European Movement 2008-

Political interests

Scotland, social policy, broadcasting, European Union

General Election 2010 - Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Name Party Votes %
Kennedy, Charles Lib Dem 18335 52.56%
McKendrick, John Lab 5265 15.09%
Stephen, Alasdair SNP 5263 15.09%
Cameron, Donald Con 4260 12.21%
Scott, Eleanor Green 777 2.23%
Anderson, Phillip UKIP 659 1.89%
Campbell, Ronnie Ind 279 0.8%
Result Lib Dem Hold (3.13% from Lib Dem to Lab)