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Labour Party Politician; Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

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Alistair Maclean Darling, Baron Darling of Roulanish, PC is a Labour Party politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2007-2010 and as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1987 until he stepped down in 2015, most recently for Edinburgh South West. He was the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour Government from 2007-10, and was one of only three people to have served in the Cabinet continuously from Labour’s landslide victory at the 1997 general election until their defeat at the 2010 general election, the other two people being; Gordon Brown and Jack Straw.Darling was first appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury by Prime Minister Tony Blair in 1997, before being promoted to become Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 1998. After spending four years at that department, he spent a further four years as Secretary of State for Transport, while also becoming Secretary of State for Scotland in 2003. Blair moved Darling for a final time in 2006, making him President of the Board of Trade and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, before new Prime Minister Gordon Brown promoted Darling to replace himself as Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2007, a position he remained in until 2010.From 2012-14, Darling was the Chairman of the Better Together Campaign, a cross-party group that successfully campaigned for Scotland to vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in the 2014 independence referendum. On 3 November 2014, Darling announced that he was standing down at the 2015 general election. He was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours and was created Baron Darling of Roulanish, of Great Bernera in the County of Ross and Cromarty, on 1 December 2015.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Baron Darling of Roulanish and other top speakers and celebrities.

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