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Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South
- Also represented Paisley South
- Entered Parliament on 6 November 1997 — Byelection
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Douglas Alexander voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Work and Pensions, International Development, Treasury, Business, Innovation and Skills
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Syria, Afghanistan, Libya: Armed Conflict, European Union, Housing Benefit
(based on written questions asked by Douglas Alexander and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Civil Contingencies Bill Committee (5 out of 8)
- Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Enterprise Bill Committee (4 out of 19)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Syria (20 May 2013)
“I thank the Foreign Secretary for coming to the House and giving his statement, and for advance sight of that statement. We have all watched events unfold in Syria with increasing horror, yet the whole House has not had the opportunity to discuss the conflict in Syria for some weeks. Let me begin my questions with the key issue of arming the rebels, which in recent months the Prime Minister...”
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- Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 64 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 58.82% 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") 626 times in debates — well 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 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£10,262 (505th)||£17,169 (458th)||£21,742 (288th)||£18,870||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,244 (217th)||£18,987 (368th)||£13,209 (479th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,130 (joint 83rd with 26 others)|
|Office running costs||£15,026 (429th)||£17,335 (379th)||£20,870 (249th)||£19,766||£19,316 (joint 114th with 3 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,192 (276th)||£21,101 (134th)|
|Staffing costs||£67,297 (619th)||£66,668 (620th)||£69,086 (596th)||£68,287||£62,552 (582nd)||£66,091 (414th)||£61,835 (451st)||£25,190 (643rd)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,487 (343rd)||£6,854 (379th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£8,466 (269th)1||£10,357 (joint 210th with 1 other)2||£10,297 (205th)||£10,038||£13,971 (174th)||£13,989 (176th)||£15,264 (135th)||£9,933 (226th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£353 (joint 253rd with 1 other)||£0||£190||£0||£459 (275th)||£1,622 (78th)||£675 (199th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£2,205 (40th)||£4,082 (14th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£1,004 (17th)||£3,153 (4th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£5,990 (123rd)||£2,141 (15th)||£2,639 (57th)||£2,541||£4,259 (28th)||£5,889 (6th)||£1,416 (178th)||£2,148 (59th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,619 (91st)||£5,557 (121st)||£8,621||£12,081 (29th)||£17,395 (7th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,396 (joint 72nd with 2 others)||£1,192 (joint 125th with 1 other)||£0||£1,922 (joint 263rd with 2 others)||£1,922 (joint 259th with 2 others)||£1,922 (joint 253rd with 2 others)||£1,428 (496th)|
|Total||£118,737 (602nd)||£134,127 (487th)||£131,383 (435th)||£128,313||£136,621 (93rd)||£146,362 (12th)||£120,765 (151st)||£74,814 (550th)|