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 for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government 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: EU: UK Membership 2 Dec 2014

    In his first answer this morning, the Foreign Secretary was specific about the number of European countries he has visited as Foreign Secretary, so will he now be specific about at least some of the repatriations he is seeking from the European Union? Even a little ankle will do.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU: UK Membership 2 Dec 2014

    I think that the whole House, including the Foreign Secretary’s Back Benchers, will have noted the unwillingness to name even a single repatriation, but one will do when he gets back to his feet. What is the Government’s estimate of the economic benefit of the UK’s membership of the European Union?
  • Isil: Topical Questions 2 Dec 2014

    The Foreign Secretary has just paid generous tribute to the Department for International Development, and I echo those sentiments. However, he is reported to have recently called the Government’s own commitment to enshrine in law a pledge to spend 0.7% of UK GDP on international aid as “bizarre” when he was thousands of miles away from Westminster—[Interruption.] Some...

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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
  • 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 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 92 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 57.78% 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") 695 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

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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