Charles Kennedy to split from wife Sarah after eight years
Charles Kennedy, the former Liberal Democrat leader, is to separate from his wife Sarah after eight years of marriage, the couple have announced. Meanwhile, support for the Liberal Democrats has fallen to its lowest level since before the start of the general election campaign, a ComRes poll has found. The Conservatives were on 39 per cent, down one point since the last ComRes survey for the Independent on June 29. Labour support is up two points to 33 per cent, while the Liberal Democrats are down two points to 16 per cent, their lowest support since early April. The last time the Lib Dems polled lower was in January 2009, when they were backed by 15 per cent of voters.