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Candidate

  Alistair Darling
Edinburgh Central
Secretary of State for Social Security

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1986, Margaret
1 son, 1 daughter.

Education
Loretto School
Aberdeen University (LLB).

Non-political career
Solicitor 1978-82
Advocate 1984-.

Electoral history
Member for Edinburgh Central since June 1987.

Political career
Sponsored Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1988 (Private Member's Bill)
Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1997-98
Secretary of State for Social Security 1998-. Spokesman: Opposition Spokesman on Home Affairs 1988-92
Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Treasury, Economic Affairs and the City 1992-96
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1996-97.

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