Alistair Darling

MP, Edinburgh South West

Edinburgh South West Labour

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How Alistair Darling voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted moderately for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails

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Alistair Darling never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Amendment of the Law 25 Mar 2014

    The hon. Member for Forest of Dean (Mr Harper)will forgive me, I hope, if I do not follow him directly in what he has just said. I want to say something about infrastructure in this country, and I want to talk about some of the slightly longer-term issues in relation to the capacity in our economy as it now is, as well as levels of public expenditure, but I start with annuities. In drawing...
  • Amendment of the Law 25 Mar 2014

    Absolutely, and the argument that has been with us throughout this Parliament has been about how to ensure that we generate growth to pay down the debt. Part of the problem that the Government have at the moment is that the plan that they started out with did not achieve significant results—it is not the same plan as they are operating now, by the way, because it is running some four...
  • Amendment of the Law 25 Mar 2014

    Having been around at the time, I rather got the impression that it was having an impact on everybody, from communist China to the republican United States and throughout Europe and the whole world. If there is a banking crash, it is not surprising that it has consequences. To return to my point about the west country, we have to recognise that there are some things that the private sector...

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Labour MP for Edinburgh South West

Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — 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)
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer, HM Treasury (28 Jun 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Secretary of State, Scotland Office (17 Jun 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Transport (29 May 2002 to 8 May 2006)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (8 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Secretary of State, Department of Social Security (27 Jul 1998 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Chief Secretary, HM Treasury (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)

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  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — 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 43.92% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2479 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

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)
Payment of £2,255.78 in respect of royalties received (net of commission) from sales of my book, under contract with Atlantic Books, previously registered. Address of payer: Capell and Land Ltd, 29 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PS. Hours: nil. (Registered 14 February 2014)
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)
All fees listed below between 1 May 2011 and 28 May 2013 include VAT. (Registered 24 June 2013)
Fees for speeches paid by JLA Associates, 80 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NW:
28 May 2013, I received a fee of £15,300 for speaking at a conference in London, organised by JP Morgan Chase & Co, 25 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 5JP. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 6 June 2013)
28 May 2013, I received a fee of £15,300 for speaking at a conference in London, organised by Global Absolute Return Congress, 51 Lafone Street, London SE1 2LX. Hours: approx. 5 hrs. (Registered 6 June 2013)
13 June 2013, I received a fee of £10,200 in respect of speaking at a conference organised by Price Waterhouse Cooper LLP, 1 Embankment Place, London WC2N 6RH.  They paid for overnight accommodation at a cost of £210.  Hours: approx. 18 hrs including travelling and overnight stay.  (Registered 24 June 2013) 
1 July 2013, I received a fee of £8,500 for addressing a conference organised by Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, 2 King Edward Street, London EC1A 1HQ. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 12 July 2013)
1 July 2013, I received a fee of £12,750 for speaking at a conference organised by Incisive Financial Publishing Ltd in Monaco. Travelling costs of £1,234 and overnight accommodation costing £278 were met by Incisive Financial Publishing Ltd, Haymarket House, 28/29 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RX. Hours: approx. 26 hrs including travelling and overnight accommodation. (Registered 12 July 2013)
12 July 2013, I received a payment of £8,500 for speaking at an event in London, organised by Jefferies Bache Ltd, Vintners Place, 68 Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3BJ. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 19 July 2013)
20 September 2013, I received a fee of £7,650 in respect of speaking at an event in London, organised by Ashurst LLP, Broadwalk House, 5 Appold Street, London EC2A 2HA. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 26 September 2013)
24 October 2013, I received a payment of £10,200 for speaking at an event organised by Menzies LLP, Heathrow Business Centre, 65 High Street, Egham TW20 9 EY. Hours: approx. 5 hrs, including travelling. (Registered 31 October 2013)
18 November 2013, I received a fee of £12,750 for speaking at the London Market Conference, organised by Exchanging plc, the Walbrook Building, 25 Walbrook, London EC4N 8AQ. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 29 November 2013)
22 November 2013, I received a fee of £10,200 for speaking at an event in Edinburgh, organised by the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries, Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 29 November 2013)
22 November 2013, I received a fee of £10,200 for speaking at an event in London, organised by UBS, 100 Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 2RH. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 29 November 2013)
7 January 2014, I received a payment of £12,750 in respect of speaking at an event organised by Blackstone Group International Partners LLP, 40 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5AL. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 7 January 2014)
13 March 2014, I received a fee of £11,475 for speaking at the annual meeting of Dunedin Capital Partners, Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EN. Time spent approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 27 March 2014)
13 March 2014, I received a fee of £7,650 for speaking at an event organised by FIX Protocol Ltd, 5th floor, 6 St Andrew Street, London EC4A 3AE. Time spent approx. 2 hrs. (Registered 27 March 2014)
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.  Time spent approx. 4 hours. (Registered 23 May 2014)
Payments from Guardian Newspapers, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GO, for writing articles for the Guardian newspaper:
17 October 2013, I received a payment of £285. Hours: approx 2 hrs. (Registered 31 October 2013)
5 December 2013, I received a payment of £285. Hours: approx 1 hr. (Registered 23 December 2013)
22 May 2013, I received a fee of £600 for an article in The Times newspaper. Address of payer: The Times, 3 Thomas More Square, London E98 1TT. Hours: approx 3 hrs. (Registered 6 June 2013)
2 September 2013, I received a payment of £750 from Associated Newspapers Ltd in respect of an article published in the Mail on Sunday. Address of payer: Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 26 September 2013)
23 September 2013, I received a payment of £750 in respect of an article in The Times newspaper. Address of payer: News UK and Ireland Ltd, PO Box 151, Peterborough, PE7 8YT. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 26 September 2013)
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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