Douglas Alexander

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Shock and wild celebration: exit of Sturgeon upends Scottish politics
With no obvious successor to the first minister and a waning appetite for independence, Labour senses an opportunity

Michael Savage Policy editor

19, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Could big beasts from Labour’s past walk into Keir Starmer’s cabinet?
With the party eyeing election victory, figures such as Ed Balls or David Miliband have been the subject of speculation

Jessica Elgot

21, Dec, 2022 @4:14 PM

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Ex-minister Douglas Alexander plans return as Labour MP
Former minister under Blair and Brown has applied to be candidate for East Lothian, sources confirm

Pippa Crerar Political editor

20, Dec, 2022 @3:31 PM

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Quash talk of a Labour deal with SNP now, veteran election team urges Starmer
Tory attacks depicting the party in the pocket of Scots nationalists ‘must be halted before they lose us support’

Michael Savage Policy Editor

21, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Former Unicef UK chair Douglas Alexander cleared of bullying
Independent review finds claims of improper behaviour while at the charity were unsubstantiated

Jessica Murray

08, Jan, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Unicef UK chair Douglas Alexander resigns amid bullying allegations
Former Labour MP denies accusations as charity’s vice-chair also steps down

Jessica Murray

24, Sep, 2020 @6:27 PM

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Unicef UK chief quits after bullying claims against chairman
Sacha Deshmukh resigns after allegations against former government minister Douglas Alexander

Jessica Murray

24, Sep, 2020 @11:40 AM

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Douglas Alexander teams up with Bono to tackle global poverty
The former Labour shadow foreign secretary, who lost his seat in May’s election, is starting a new career working on initiatives with the U2 singer

Patrick Wintour Political editor

29, Nov, 2015 @5:22 PM

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Jon Cruddas: this could be the greatest crisis the Labour party has ever faced
The man who wrote his party’s manifesto, is under no illusions about the task facing Labour. He believes his duty lies in being brutally honest about what it got wrong and what has to be done to save the party from the existential threat that some senior figures still refuse to recognise

Toby Helm

16, May, 2015 @8:41 PM

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Pity the politicians, dignified in defeat | Stephen Moss
It is fashionable to decry politicians as venal, self-interested, ineffectual, but on election night – as the smoke on the battlefield clears – we see them at their best

Stephen Moss

08, May, 2015 @3:24 PM

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General election 2015: the winners and losers
Voters eject Labour’s Ed Balls and Jim Murphy, Lib Dems’ Simon Hughes and Ed Davey, as well as reject Ukip’s Nigel Farage and vote in fresh faces such as SNP’s Mhairi Black

Esther Addley , Alexandra Topping, Haroon Siddique and Nadia Khomami

08, May, 2015 @9:20 AM

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SNP avalanche sweeps aside Douglas Alexander and Jim Murphy
Nicola Sturgeon’s Nationalists destroy Labour majorities in Scotland and reduces Lib Dems to tiny handful of seats

Severin Carrell, Libby Brooks, Ewen MacAskill and Karen McVeigh

08, May, 2015 @3:04 AM

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