Charles Kennedy

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Charles Peter Kennedy (born 25 November 1959), is a British politician native to Scotland who was the leader of the Liberal Democrats, the third largest political party in the United Kingdom, from 9 August 1999 until 7 January 2006.


  • Good political leadership for me involves getting the big decisions right - however difficult, however controversial, however potentially divisive and then being able to take people with you. And that requires something else as well - being wise enough to know when it's time to listen.
    • Speech given to the 2005 Liberal Democrat Party Conference

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