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Liberal Democrat MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
- Chief Secretary, HM Treasury (since 29 May 2010) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Voting record
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Danny Alexander voted on key issues:
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Work and Pensions, Treasury, Health, Defence, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Pensions, Housing Benefit, Disability, Tax Credits, Benefits
(based on written questions asked by Danny Alexander and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Pensions Bill Committee (10 out of 20)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill Committee (5 out of 11)
- Rights of Savers Bill Committee (0 out of 2)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (12 out of 12)
- Written Answers — Treasury: High Speed 2 Railway Line (18 Jun 2013)
“It is not possible to provide precise figures for the number of HM Treasury staff that are involved with the High Speed 2 project. This is because many officials who have an interest in HS2 typically have responsibilities which cover a number of areas, for example across transport, infrastructure, financing, project management, and fiscal considerations.”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Income Tax: Scotland (18 Jun 2013)
“The Scottish block grant will continue to be determined through the operation of the Barnett formula, but with a new deduction in relation to the Scottish rate of income tax. The UK and Scottish Governments have agreed a method for determining the size of this deduction. This will be based on revenues generated by the Scottish rate of income tax during the transition period, and then indexed...”
- Written Answers — Treasury: NHS: Redundancy Pay (18 Jun 2013)
“The Treasury does not hold information on numbers of payments approved in the format requested. This could be provided only at disproportionate cost.”
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- Has spoken in 12 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 48.56% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 19 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.
- 87 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Danny Alexander’s activity.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 444 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£21,980 (201st)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£17,723 (453rd)||£16,425|
|Office running costs||£22,878 (90th)||£20,971 (179th)||£34,965 (1st)||£28,057|
|Staffing costs||£89,951 (450th)||£81,712 (503rd)||£75,229 (555th)||£60,412|
|Communications Allowance||£15,684 (22nd)||£11,798 (54th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£23,356 (10th)1||£21,594 (13th)2||£24,499 (5th)||£21,428|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,137 (67th)||£1,058 (96th)||£1,201 (102nd)||£1,964|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£7,316 (1st)||£3,669 (19th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£1,141 (16th)||£93 (joint 87th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,183 (247th)||£950 (243rd)||£505 (530th)||£1,048|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,548 (288th)||£2,101 (400th)||£2,478||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,002 (576th)||£930 (joint 523rd with 22 others)||£930|
|Total||£187,625 (4th)||£168,478 (22nd)||£157,153 (34th)||£132,742|