DOB: 25/11/1959
Location of birth: Inverness, Scotland
Education: Lochaber high school (Fort William), MA in Philosophy and Politics from Glasgow University.

In no way related to John F. Kennedy, or any other member of the famous but ill-fated American political family, for that matter.

More accurately he is the Member of Parliament for Ross, Skye and Inverness West. He is also leader of the Liberal Democrats, who are the third largest political party in Britain. He first entered parliament in 1983 for the SDP but after a Liberal-SDP alliance in 1987, he went on to be elected party leader in 1998, following the retirement of Paddy Ashdown.