Douglas Alexander

Former MP, Paisley and Renfrewshire South

Paisley and Renfrewshire South Labour

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  • Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • 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 raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details

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Douglas Alexander never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ukraine 3 Mar 2015

    I certainly echo the sentiment of the Foreign Secretary’s final remarks. At this difficult and dangerous moment, it is vital that Europe and NATO stand united in ensuring that the Minsk agreement is implemented in full. However, may I bring him back to his remarks about tier 3 sanctions? Does he believe that new EU restrictive measures should be on the table at the next European Council...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ukraine 3 Mar 2015

    I welcome the Foreign Secretary’s answer, but let me return to the appalling murder of Boris Nemtsov on Saturday in Moscow, to which he has referred. Clearly, the priority needs to be a thorough and impartial investigation into the murder. President Putin has a personal responsibility to show that the Russian authorities are willing and able to identify Mr Nemtsov’s killers and to...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions 3 Mar 2015

    Last year, 2014, was dominated by news of horrendous violence against those of different faiths, from Boko Haram abducting Christian girls in Nigeria to the attacks by ISIL against Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities within Iraq. In the light of those developments, does the Foreign Secretary agree that a global envoy for religious freedom, reporting to the Foreign Secretary...

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Former Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South

Entered House of Commons on 6 November 1997 — Byelection

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Foreign Secretary (20 Jan 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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)
  • The Secretary of State for International Development (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Scotland (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Secretary of State for Transport (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Europe) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Minister of State (Department of Trade and Industry) (Trade) (also Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (9 Sep 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Trade) (also Department of Trade and Industry) (9 Sep 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Cabinet Office) and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (13 Jun 2003 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (30 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (e-Commerce & Competitiveness) (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 70 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 57.71% 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.
  • 80 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 699 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: David Claydon
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 12 January 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Waheed Ali
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 12 January 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Lawrie Quinn
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation: £1,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 24 February 2015, together with donation shown below)
(a) Name of donor: Lawrie Quinn
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation: £1,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 24 February 2015, together with donation shown above)
(a) Name of donor: Rajni Swanney
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 24 February 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Community Union
(a) Address of donor: 465c Caledonian Road, Lower Holloway, London, N7 9GX
(a) Amount of donation: £2,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 24 February 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Fraser Oliver
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 24 February 2015)
(a) Name of donor: David Claydon
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 24 February 2015)
(a) Name of donor: USDAW
(a) Address of donor: Central Office, 118 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6JL
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 19 March 2015)
(a) Name of donor: John Boyle
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 19 March 2015)
(a) Name of donor: BM Creative Management Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 81 Aldwych House, London WC2B 4HN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 05635995
(a) (Registered 19 March 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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