Charles Kennedy MP Ross, Skye and Lochaber, Liberal Democrat


  • Tel 020 7219 0356

  • Fax 020 7219 4881

  • Email:

  • Website: Charles Kennedy website

  • Constituency address

    5 MacGregor's Court, Dingwall IV15 9HS United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Charles Kennedy

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    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.
  • 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 (SDP 1983-92, Liberal Democrat since 1992).
  • Political interests

    Scotland, social policy, broadcasting, European Union.
  • 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.
  • International bodies

    Vice-President, Liberal International 2006-; President, European Movement 2008-; Member, UK Delegation, Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe 2015-.

Election record for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Liberal Democrat 52.56%
Labour 15.09%
Scottish National Party 15.09%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Kennedy, Charles Liberal Democrat 18,335 52.56
McKendrick, John Labour 5,265 15.09
Stephen, Alasdair Scottish National Party 5,263 15.09
Cameron, Donald Conservative 4,260 12.21
Scott, Eleanor Green 777 2.23
Anderson, Phillip UK Independence Party 659 1.89
Campbell, Ronnie Independent 279 0.8
Majority 13,070 votes
Electorate 51,836
Turnout (34,886) 67.3%

Registered interests

Land and Property: Single bedroomed flat in London, from which a rental income is derived.

Overseas visits: 31 January-2 February 2009, to Paris as a participate in the "Your Future in Europe" 2009 conference. Return Eurostar tickets and two nights' hotel accommodation for myself, wife and child, provided by European Study Tours. (Registered 3 February 2009)

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): A dinner was hosted by Dr Kartar Lalvani on 9 June 2008 in honour of my 25 years as an MP. (Registered 3 December 2008)

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Associate Editor of the House Magazine, from 1 May 2006 (which includes participation in occasional 'Westminster Explained' seminars, fees from the latter going directly to Highland Hospice. (Up to £5,000) Fee for speeches as follows: Timber Trade Journal Annual Awards on 18 September 2008. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 28 September 2008) Society of Local Authority Chief Executives Conference Dinner on 7 October 2008. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 11October 2008) Fishing News UK Annual Awards Dinner on 30 October 2008. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 3 December 2008) Siemens (UK) Annual Management Dinner on 20 November 2008. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 3 December 2008) The Scotsman (Up to £5,000) The Herald (Up to £5,000) (Registered 28 September 2008) Contributor to Wroxton College parliamentary seminars. (Up to £5,000) Contributor to Understanding Modern Government parliamentary seminars. (Up to £5,000) Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Dinner on 30 January 2009. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 3 February 2009) Birmingham Law Society Annual Awards Dinner on 26 March 2009. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 12 May 2009) National Association of Pension Funds Ltd, Annual Local Authority Pensions conference dinner, 19 May 2009. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 20 May 2009) Contributor to BBC TV programmes.(£5,001-£10,000) Contributor to STV programmes. (Up to £5,000) Fees for occasional journalism from:

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