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 very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • 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 yearDetails

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Douglas Alexander never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel/Palestine 22 Jul 2014

    May I welcome the Minister to his post and say that I fully appreciate the reasons for the new Foreign Secretary being in Brussels today. As we have heard, Operation Protective Edge has already cost more than 580 Palestinian lives, most of whom are civilians and many of whom are innocent children. Last week, I warned that an Israeli ground operation in Gaza would bring more suffering for the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel/Palestine 22 Jul 2014

    That was a troubling answer, even from a colleague whom I welcome to his position on the Front Bench. I welcome the fact that the US Secretary of State John Kerry has travelled to Cairo seeking an urgent ceasefire, but the pattern of rocket attacks, periodic invasion and permanent occupation does not bring security for Israel and brings further humiliation and suffering for the Palestinians....
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions 22 Jul 2014

    I welcome the Prime Minister’s statement yesterday on flight MH17. I also welcome whatever further steps can be agreed at the Foreign Affairs Council. In the light of recent developments, however, may I urge the Government urgently to seek an emergency meeting of the European Heads of Government? Does the Minister accept that, in reality, only the European Council is capable of taking...

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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
  • 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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 81 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 59.01% 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") 665 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

6. Overseas visits
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)
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)

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