Douglas Alexander

Paisley and Renfrewshire South Labour

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How Douglas Alexander voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails

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Douglas Alexander never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • International Development
  • Treasury
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Syria
  • Afghanistan
  • Libya: Armed Conflict
  • European Union
  • Housing Benefit

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (8 Oct 2010 to 20 Jan 2011)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Secretary of State, Department for International Development (28 Jun 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Secretary of State, Scotland Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Transport (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (16 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Minister of State (Trade), Department of Trade and Industry (4 Nov 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Trade), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (4 Nov 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Trade (joint with DTI)), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (10 Sep 2004 to 4 Nov 2004)
  • Minister of State (Trade (joint with DTI)), Department of Trade and Industry (10 Sep 2004 to 4 Nov 2004)
  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office (9 Sep 2004 to 10 Sep 2004)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Cabinet Office (13 Jun 2003 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (E-Commerce and Competitiveness), Department of Trade and Industry (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)

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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 61 written questions in the last year — above 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 59.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 46 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 660 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Editorial Intelligence
Address of donor : South Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hospitality, travel and accommodation at a conference in Suffolk at which I spoke, estimated value £1,200
Date of receipt of donation:17-18 March 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 17-18 March 2013
Donor status: company, registration no 04763083
(Registered 10 April 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Harvard Kennedy School
Address of donor: John F Kennedy School of Government, 79 John F Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights with an estimated value of £1,400 and hotel costs estimated at £1,000, and a dinner hosted in my honour
Destination of visit: Harvard Kennedy School, Boston, MA
Date of visit: 24-28 March 2013
Purpose of visit: Making a speech at Harvard on the UK’s relationship with the EU and visiting the Kennedy School in my role as a visiting fellow.
(Registered 11 April 2013)
Name of donor: People’s Government of Suzhou
Address of donor: No. 5 Building, 998 Sanxiang Rd, Jinchang, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, 215004
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation, dinners, airport airport transfers for me and a member of my staff; estimated value £800. (Flights paid from non-registrable source.)
Destination of visit: Suzhou, China
Date of visit: 22-24 April 2013
Purpose of visit: to take part in the 4th China-Europe High-Level Political Parties Forum.
(Registered 22 May 2013)
Address of donor: Australia High commission, Strand, London WC2B 4LA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and internal travel with an approx value of £7,000
Destination of visit: Sydney and Canberra, Australia
Date of visit: 23-30 June 2013
Purpose of visit: At the invitation of the Australian Government to discuss UK-Australian relations
(Registered 15 July 2013)
Name of donor: (1) Chatham House, supported by (2) Akbank
Address of donor: (1) Royal Institute of Foreign Affairs, 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE; (2) Sabanci Center 34330 4 Levent Istanbul, Turkey
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) air fares and internal transfers with a value of £983.45 plus accommodation and dinner with a value of £587.70; total value £1,571.15; (2) lunch and dinner with a total value of £60
Destination of visit: Istanbul, Turkey
Date of visit: 27-29 September 2013
Purpose of visit: to participate in the Chatham House Round Table 2013 conference
(Registered 18 October 2013)

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