Alistair Darling

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

Edinburgh South West Labour

A selection of Alistair Darling's votes

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  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Details
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Details

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Alistair Darling never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Amendment of the Law 23 Mar 2015

    I continue to admire the humour and chutzpah of the right hon. and learned Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke) in delivering that speech. Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to make what I am pretty certain will be my last speech in this House; I am very grateful to you for that. I will not follow on from the comments of the right hon. and learned Gentleman, although I will return to...
  • Amendment of the Law 23 Mar 2015

    My right hon. Friend is right. Our debt levels were the second highest of the G7 group of economies in 1997, but 10 years later they were the second lowest. On public spending, last week the Chancellor blamed all our woes on our alleged overspending. How was it that the Conservatives were supporting our public spending plans right up until December 2008? As for the Liberal Democrats, they...
  • Amendment of the Law 23 Mar 2015

    The right hon. and learned Gentleman nods. They are pretty doubtful for one of two reasons: one is that a lot can change in that time, and the other is that the person presenting them has every intention of changing them as and when we get to that time. I do not believe for one moment that the Chancellor has changed his philosophy or beliefs from when he told the House last year that he...

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Former Labour MP for Edinburgh South West

Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Edinburgh Central

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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Defence
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Higher Education: Scotland
  • Military Bases
  • Universal Credit
  • East Coast Railway Line
  • Identity and Passport Service: Correspondence

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Chancellor of the Exchequer (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Secretary of State for Scotland (12 Jun 2003 to 5 May 2006)
  • The Secretary of State for Transport (29 May 2002 to 5 May 2006)
  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (8 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Secretary of State for Social Security (27 Jul 1998 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1 Jul 1996 to 1 May 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (11 Apr 1992 to 1 Jul 1996)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jul 1988 to 9 Apr 1992)

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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 43.34% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 68 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 74 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2484 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Contract with Atlantic Books, Ormond House, 26/27 Boswell Street, London WC1N 3JW for publication of book. (Registered 25 March 2011)
15 May 2014, I received a further payment of £597.77 in respect of royalties payable under my contract with Atlantic Books, previously registered.  Time spent:  nil. Address of payer: Capell and Land Ltd, 29 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6PS.
(Registered 23 May 2014)
6 November 2014, received payment of £998.52 in respect of royalties for my book, published by Atlantic Books, under contract previously registered.  Address of payer:  Capell and Land Ltd, 29 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PS.  Hours:  nil. (Registered 24 November 2014)
Fees for speeches paid by JLA Associates, 80 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NW:
28 March 2014, I received a fee of £9,840 in respect of speaking at a conference organised by Insight Investment Management Ltd, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4LA. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 11 April 2014)
12 May 2014 I received a payment of £12,750 in respect of speaking at an event organised by Asset Based Finance Association, 3rd Floor, 20 Hill Rise, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6VA.  Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 23 May 2014)
27 May 2014 I received a fee of £10,200 in respect of speaking at an event organised by the Association of Corporate Treasurers, 51 Moorgate, London EC2R 6BH. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 6 June 2014)
8 August 2014 I received a fee of £10,200 in respect of an event organised by Macquarie Bank, Ropemakers Place, 28 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9HD, who also met my travel costs of £230.45. Hours: approx. 6 hrs. (Registered 22 August 2014)
8 October 2014, £12,300 received for speaking at an event organised by ICON Infrastructure LLP, London, address 1st floor, Pollen House, 10/12 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NP.  Hours: 4 hrs.  (Registered 21 October 2014)
17 November 2014 I received a fee of £10,200 for speaking at an event organised by Scor, 10 Lime Street, London EC3M 7AA. Hours:  approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2014)
25 November 2014, received a fee of £10,200 for speaking at an event organised by White & Case LLP, 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1DW. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 15 December 2014)
19 December 2014, received a fee of £8,500 for speaking at an event organised by Ernst & Young LLP, 1 Bridgewater Place, Water Street, Leeds LS11 5QR, who also met my travel costs of £226 and that of my overnight accommodation, worth £187. Hours: approx 15 hours including travel time. (Registered 23 December 2014)
6 January 2015, received a fee of £6,800 for speaking at an event organised by Citywire, 87 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HJ. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 3 February 2015)
23 January 2015, received a fee of £1,700 for writing an article for a magazine published by White & Case LLP, 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1DW.  Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 3 February 2015)
16 March 2015, received a fee of £8,500 for speaking at an event organised by JP Morgan Securities PLC, 25 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 5JP. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 27 March 2015)
Payments from Guardian News & Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GO, for writing articles for the Guardian newspaper:
27 November 2014, received £310 for an article. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 15 December 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: International Monetary Fund
Address of donor: Washington DC
Amount of donation: flights valued at £6,219 and accommodation valued at £1,093.42
Destination of visit: Washington DC
Date of visit: 7 to 9 April 2014
Purpose of visit: to attend meeting of the IMF on 8 April 2014
(Registered 22 April 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated Director and Chairman of BetterTogether 2012 Ltd (from 1 June 2012). (Registered 21 June 2012)

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