Danny Alexander

Politician

1972 –

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Who is Danny Alexander?

Daniel Grian Alexander is a British Liberal Democrat politician who has been Chief Secretary to the Treasury since 2010. He has been the Member of Parliament for the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey constituency since 2005.

In his first parliamentary term, Alexander was the Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary for Work and Pensions, the chief of staff to party leader, Nick Clegg, and Chair of the Liberal Democrat Manifesto Group.

With the 2010 UK general election producing a hung parliament, he played a key role in the four-man Liberal Democrat negotiating team and in the drawing up of the coalition document for the new Coalition Government with the Conservative Party. Alexander was initially appointed Secretary of State for Scotland, but at the end of May 2010, he was promoted to Chief Secretary to the Treasury, following the resignation of David Laws.

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Born
May 15, 1972
Edinburgh
Spouses
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • St Anne's College, Oxford
    Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Lochaber High School
Employment
  • Director of communications, Britain in Europe
    (1999 - 2004)
  • Director of communications, European Movement International
    (1996 - 1999)
  • Press officer, Scottish Liberal Democrats
    (1993 - 1996)
  • Head of Communications, Cairngorms National Park Authority
    (2004 - )
  • Titles in academia, Power 2010
    (2010 - )
Lived in
  • Edinburgh

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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