Danny Alexander

MP, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Liberal Democrat

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How Danny Alexander voted
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  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Danny Alexander hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Liberal Democrat MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Departmental Pensions
  • Housing Benefit
  • Disability
  • Tax Credits
  • Benefits

Currently held offices

  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Scotland (12 May 2010 to 29 May 2010)
  • Chair of the Manifesto Group (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Without portfolio (1 Jul 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Leader's Chief of Staff, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (13 Jul 2007 to 6 Jan 2008)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Work & Pensions (4 Jul 2007 to 21 Jul 2008)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Cabinet Office) and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (23 Jan 2007 to 13 Jul 2007)
  • Social Exclusion, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (23 Jan 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Social Exclusion), Cabinet Office (23 Jan 2007 to 5 Jul 2007)
  • Disability Issues, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (21 Mar 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (30 Jan 2006 to 23 Jan 2007)
  • Shadow Minister and Disability Spokesperson, Work & Pensions (30 Jan 2006 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 29 Jan 2008)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 28 Jan 2008)
  • Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions (1 Jun 2005 to 30 Jan 2006)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (10 May 2005 to 23 Jan 2007)

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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 40.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 23 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 97 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Danny Alexander’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 564 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 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: Ministry of Sound Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 2736122
(a) (Registered 24 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Orion Engineering Services Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Orion House, Castle Heather, Inverness IV2 6AA
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration SC098014
(a) (Registered 24 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Orion Engineering Services Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Orion House, Castle Heather, Inverness IV2 6AA
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration SC098014
(a) (Registered 25 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: The Joseph Rowntree Trust Ltd
(a) Address of donor: The Garden House, Water End, York YO30 6WQ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,750
(a) Donor status: Trust
(a) (Registered 5 December 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Paul Donovan
(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 2 February 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Speyfield Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 5 Crown Drive, Inverness, IV2 3NJ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration SC22384
(a) (Registered 9 February 2015)

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