Alistair Darling MP Edinburgh South West, Labour


  • Tel 020 7219 4584

  • Email:

  • Constituency address

    CBC House, 24 Canning Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EG United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Alistair Darling

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Opposition Spokesperson for: Home Affairs 1988-92, Treasury, Economic Affairs and the City 1992-96; Sponsored Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1988 (Private Member's Bill); Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1996-97; Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1997-98; Secretary of State for: Social Security/Work and Pensions 1998-2002, Transport 2002-06, Scotland 2003-06, Trade and Industry 2006-07; Chancellor of the Exchequer 2007-10; Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 2010.
  • Electoral history

    Member for Edinburgh Central 1987-2005, for Edinburgh South West since 5 May 2005 general election.
  • Political interests

    Transport, education, health, economic policy, constitution.
  • Party groups

    Member, Labour Party's Economic Commission 1994-97; Chair, Better Together Campaign 2012-14.
  • International bodies

    Governor European Investment Bank 2007-10.

Election record for Edinburgh South West, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Labour 42.75%
Conservative 24.21%
Liberal Democrat 17.99%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Darling, Alistair Labour 19,473 42.75
Rust, Jason Conservative 11,026 24.21
McKay, Tim Liberal Democrat 8,194 17.99
Stewart, Kaukab Scottish National Party 5,530 12.14
Cooney, Clare Green 872 1.91
Fox, Colin Scottish Socialist Party 319 0.7
Bellamy, Caroline Comm League 48 0.11
Majority 8,447 votes
Electorate 66,361
Turnout (45,550) 68.64%

Registered interests

Land and Property: My wife and I own a small flat in London which is presently let.

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Non-practising member of the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh.

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