Biography: Douglas Alexander MP
Alexander MP was appointed Secretary of State for International Development
on 28 June 2007.
Douglas Alexander was previously Secretary of
State for Transport and Secretary of State for Scotland from May 2006 to June
2007. He was Minister of State for Europe from May 2005 to May 2006, Minister
for Trade, Investment and Foreign Affairs from September 2004 to April 2005 and
Minister for e-Commerce and Competitiveness at the Department for Trade and
Industry in June 2001. In May 2002 he moved to the Cabinet Office, becoming
Minister for the Cabinet Office in June 2003 where, among other things, he led
on the Government's better regulation agenda, public and civil service reform
was born in Glasgow in 1967 and educated in Scotland and Canada, going on to
study at Edinburgh University and the University of Pennsylvania. He worked as a
lawyer before entering Parliament in 1997. He is married with two children.
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