Douglas Alexander

MP, Paisley and Renfrewshire South

Paisley and Renfrewshire South Labour

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How Douglas Alexander voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Douglas Alexander never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Lebanon (Syrian Refugees) 20 Jan 2015

    The Minister is absolutely right to pay tribute to the neighbouring countries of the Syrian conflict, Jordan and the Lebanon, for the extraordinary work that they have done in receiving a huge population of refugees as a consequence of the conflict. On the point about the UN food vouchers, given the reports last week of the value of those food vouchers having been cut as well as the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Lebanon (Syrian Refugees) 20 Jan 2015

    In these exchanges, we have already heard of the importance of the bilateral relationship between the United Kingdom and Jordan. Beyond the very welcome humanitarian support that is being provided to refugees in Jordan and the Lebanon, what specific additional support is being provided to Jordan to maintain stability within that country given that a significant number of refugees are not in...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions 20 Jan 2015

    I have written to the Foreign Secretary raising the case of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for the content of his blog. I am still awaiting a reply. Earlier, the Foreign Secretary mentioned the importance of effective channels of communication to the Saudis. Does that include him? Would he tell the House whether he has raised this...

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Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South

Entered House of Commons on 6 November 1997 — Byelection

Also represented Paisley South

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • International Development
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Syria
  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Libya: Armed Conflict
  • European Union

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Foreign Secretary

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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 94 written questions in the last year — well 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 57.88% 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") 696 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Harvard Kennedy School
Address of donor: John F. Kennedy School of Government, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £5,222, hotel £760, dinners £150, transfers £50, total £6,182
Destination of visit: Boston, MA, USA
Date of visit: 21-27 April 2014
Purpose of visit: visiting the Kennedy School in my role as a Visiting Fellow.
(Registered 16 May 2014)
Name of donor: The Aspen Institute
Address of donor: One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 700, Washington DC
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £2,606, accommodation £1,000; total £3, 606
Destination of visit: Aspen Co, USA
Date of visit: 8-12 August 2014
Purpose of visit: to take part in the Aspen Strategy Group 2014.
(Registered 10 September 2014)

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