Danny Alexander

Danny Alexander
MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Chief Secretary to the Treasury



45 Huntly Street

Phone:01463 711280



Danny Alexander entered Parliament at his first attempt in 2005, gaining this new seat from Labour on a notional swing of 6%.

After attending Fort William's Lochaber High School, Danny Alexander read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford. For eight years he was Director of Communications at the European Movement and its successor the Britain in Europe campaign, until in 2004 he became the Head of Communications for the newly created Cairngorms National Park. His interests are: hill-walking, fishing, travel and sports of all kinds.

He was a press officer for the Scottish Liberal Democrats during 1993 and 1994. As an MP has supported the Highland Liberal Democrats' campaigns to defend local Post Office branches and the Post Office Card Account; and for the £200 Council Tax refund to be given to all pensioners (i.e. including women pensioners aged 60 - 64).

Danny Alexander joined the shadow Work and Pensions team in 2005, becoming spokesperson for disability-related issues and also sitting on the Scottish Affairs Committee. He was appointed Shadow Minister for Social Exclusion in January 2007. In July 2007 he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, holding the post until June 2008, when he gave it up to concentrate on his role as chief of staff to the party leader, Nick Clegg, as well as his responsibility for leading preparation of the party's manifesto.


Lochaber High School, Fort William
Oxford University - Hons degree in PPE

Work Experience:

Press Officer, Scottish Liberal Democrats 1993-95, Director of Communications, European Movement 1996-99, Head of Communications, Britain in Europe 1999-2004, Head of Communications, Cairngorms National Park 2004-2005.

Parliamentary Experience:

2008 to present - chief of staff to Nick Clegg; 2007 to 2008 - Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; 2007 to 2008 - Shadow Minister for Social Exclusion; 2005 to 2007 - shadow minister, Work & Pensions, and spokesperson for disability-related issues

Interests:Hill-walking, fishing, travel and sports of all kinds
Marital Status:Married with one daugther

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