We've shown we can do it in Wale; Kennedy tells his party to be ambitious.Byline: TOM BODDEN Welsh Affairs Correspondent
CHARLES Kennedy For other persons named Charles Kennedy, see Charles Kennedy (disambiguation).
Charles Peter Kennedy (born 25 November 1959) is a British politician.
From 9 August 1999 until 7 January 2006, he was the leader of the Liberal Democrats, the third largest political party in last night claimed the Liberal Democrats were ``making the difference'' in Wales Wales, Welsh Cymru, western peninsula and political division (principality) of Great Britain (1991 pop. 2,798,200), 8,016 sq mi (20,761 sq km), west of England; politically united with England since 1536. The capital is Cardiff. .
The Lib-Dem leader rallied the Welsh party at the start of its conference in Swansea urging activists to ``be ambitious'' for what they could achieve.
The year marked a watershed for the party which was fighting its first elections for more than 80 years as a party of government,he said.
Mr Kennedy contrasted the coalition in the Assembly with Labour's efforts to govern as a single party for just over a year as ``the difference between the old politics and the new politics''.
``When our opponents in England say, you can't restore grants for students, we can say, yes we can. We've done it in Wales and we've done it in Scotland,''he said.
``When they say,it's far too complicated to bring in free personal care for the elderly, we can say,no it's not, we've done it in Scotland and we're going to do it in Wales.
``When they say, we're going as fast as we can to improve the health service, we can say no you're not. We've done far more in Wales - we've got more doctors,nurses and training places.''
He told delegates that proportional representation proportional representation: see representation.
Electoral system in which the share of seats held by a political party in the legislature closely matches the share of popular votes it received. in elections in Wales Wales has elections to four tiers of government: 22 unitary local authorities, the National Assembly for Wales, the United Kingdom Parliament and the European Parliament. Local Government and Scotland had delivered the partnership government that has made a real difference.
``It's made life better for the Welsh and Scottish people in all kinds of ways that would simply never have been achieved by Labour if they were in power on their own.''
Charles Kennedy says his party is making a difference