Charles Kennedy

1959 - 2015

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Charles Peter Kennedy (25 November 1959 – 1 June 2015) was a British Liberal Democrat politician who was Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1999 to 2006, and a Member of Parliament (MP) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Kennedy has received more than 895,349 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Charles Kennedy is the 15,333rd most popular politician (down from 13,790th in 2019), the 5,644th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,515th in 2019) and the 589th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Charles Kennedy ranks 15,333 out of 15,710Before him are Bill Lee, Sally Jewell, Marta Rovira, Prakash Karat, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Michael Steele. After him are John Lynch, Heather Nauert, Thierry Baudet, Natalia Lavrova, David Blunkett, and Heidi Heitkamp.

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Among people born in 1959, Charles Kennedy ranks 572Before him are Fred Couples, Koenraad Elst, Romeo Zondervan, Chrissy Amphlett, Terry Fenwick, and Bill Lee. After him are Jim Meskimen, Dave Beasant, Bert Cameron, Kazuhiro Koso, Lawrie Sanchez, and Penny Pritzker. Among people deceased in 2015, Charles Kennedy ranks 449Before him are Muath Al-Kasasbeh, Olene Walker, Jerome Kersey, Richard Corliss, Junior Malanda, and Annarita Sidoti. After him are Olga Syahputra, Gregory Mertens, Sean Price, Howard Davis Jr., Clementa C. Pinckney, and Márton Fülöp.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Kennedy ranks 5,644 out of 6,924Before him are Ray Parlour (1973), Sally Jewell (1956), Des Walker (1965), Lee Bowyer (1977), Poppy Morgan (1983), and Nellee Hooper (1963). After him are Bobby Zamora (1981), Mitch Hewer (1989), Joe Royle (1949), David Blunkett (1947), Steve Bould (1962), and Martin Taylor (1979).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Charles Kennedy ranks 589Before him are Carwyn Jones (1967), Alyn Smith (1973), Menzies Campbell (1941), Arlene Foster (1970), Syed Kamall (1967), and Sally Jewell (1956). After him are David Blunkett (1947), Liam Fox (1961), Mo Mowlam (1949), Caroline Lucas (1960), John Hutton, Baron Hutton of Furness (1955), and Rishi Sunak (1980).