Lib Dem leader considers his position

Charles Kennedy, the leader of the British Liberal Democrats, is spending the weekend considering his future after confirming two of Westminster's worst kept secrets: he is fighting alcoholism and he has lost the support of his parliamentary party.

7th January, 2006

Charles Kennedy, the leader of the British Liberal Democrats, is spending the weekend considering his future after confirming two of Westminster's worst kept secrets: he is fighting alcoholism and he has lost the support of his parliamentary party.

After being told of the existence of a letter calling for his resignation, signed by 11 members of his front bench, Kennedy decided to call a leadership ballot for his detractors to put up or shut up.

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