Offered as Leader from the Scottish Liberal Democrats from August 9, 1999, until January 7, 2006. Then offered as Rector from the University or college of Glasgow. He became the youngest seated person in Parliament at age group 23. He was providing as President from the Liberal Democrats by 1994. He became party innovator after Paddy Ashdown’s resignation in 1999. He backed lowering both legal drinking age group as well as the legal voting age group in Britain from 18 to 16. He wedded Sarah Gurling in 2002; they divorced this year 2010. Their child, Donald, was created in 2005. He was suffering from gossips of alcoholism, which he refused for a while. He went general public with those challenges in 2006. He criticized David Cameron for wanting to assimilate the Liberals into an extremely Conservative position.