Charles Kennedy, the former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has died


The family of former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy have confirmed that he died this morning at his home.

Kennedy represented the constituency of Ross, Cromarty and Skye from 1983 until 1997, Ross, Skye and Inverness West from 1997 until 2005 and Ross, Skye and Lochaber from 2010 until his defeat at the 2015 General Election. He served as the Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1999 to 2006 and led the party to its best electoral performance by number of seats at the 2015 General Election.