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Douglas Alexander

MP and Shadow Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary


Shadow Foreign Secretary and Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire South.

Between May 2001 – May 2010 served in a wide range of Ministerial positions including Secretary of State for International Development, Secretary of State for Transport and Secretary of State for Scotland, Minister for e-Commerce, DTI ; Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Europe and was UK’s Governor to the World Bank between June 2007 and May 2010.

Prior to entering Parliament in 1997, qualified and practiced as a lawyer in Scotland.  Educated at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Pennsylvania. Married with two children.