Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP

Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP


Paisley and Renfrewshire South



Address as

Mr Alexander

Contact details


2014 Mile End Mill, Abbey Mill Business Centre, Paisley, PA1 1JS
Tel: 0141 561 0333


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 1345

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Electoral history

Post Date
Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire South 2005-
Member for Paisley South 1997-05
Contested Perth General Election 1997
Contested Perth & Kinross By-election 1995

Parliamentary career

Post Date
Shadow Foreign Secretary 2011-
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2010-11
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development 2010-10
Secretary of State for International Development 2007-10
Secretary of State for Transport 2006-07
Secretary of State for Scotland 2006-07
Minister of State (Europe) 2005-06
Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Trade) (also Department of Trade and Industry) 2004-05
Minister of State (Department of Trade and Industry) (Trade) (also Foreign and Commonwealth Office) 2004-05
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 2003-04
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) 2002-03
Minister of State (e-Commerce & Competitiveness) 2001-02

Political interests

Constitutional reform, economic policy, employment

General Election 2010 General Election - Paisley and Renfrewshire South

Name Party Votes Share Change
Alexander, Douglas Lab 23842 59.61% 7.0%
Doig, Andrew SNP 7228 18.07% 0.5%
McCaskill, Gordon Con 3979 9.95% 1.5%
Ghai, Ashay LD 3812 9.53% -8.1%
Mack, Paul Ind 513 1.28%
Kerr, Jimmy SSP 375 0.94% -1.1%
Hendry, William Ind 249 0.62%
Majority 16614 41.54%
Turnout 39998 65.36%
Electorate 61197
Result Lab Hold

See Briefing Papers General Election 2010 for detailed results.