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 elections Source
Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Douglas Alexander never rebelled against their party in this parliament
I begin by congratulating the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) on achieving third place in the ballot and on introducing this Bill to the Chamber again. Labour believes that any judgment about a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union has to be based on what is in the national interest. We do not believe that a Bill calling for an in-out referendum...
With the greatest respect to the hon. Lady, she has never been my lodestar of political judgment, and I therefore think that Labour Members shall make the judgments in relation to the legislative passage of any Bill. This Bill is being presented for a second time.
The hon. Gentleman speaks with great eloquence about workers’ rights. I am sure that he is familiar with the Beecroft report, commissioned by this Government, which really let the cat out of the bag. The rationale for repatriation being supported by so many of his colleagues is that it would bring powers home in order to take away workers’ rights. We know that, and Conservative...
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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
- Innovation and Skills
- Libya: Armed Conflict
- European Union
- Housing Benefit
Currently held offices
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 78 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 58.96% 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") 690 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.
6. Overseas visits
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)
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)
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
(Registered 10 September 2014)
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