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Alistair Maclean Darling, Baron Darling of Roulanish, PC is a British Labour Party politician who was a Member of Parliament from 1987 to 2015, most recently for Edinburgh South West. He was the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour Government from 2007 to 2010, and was one of only three people to have served in the Cabinet continuously from Labour's victory in 1997 until its defeat in 2010, the others being Gordon Brown and Jack Straw.

The Right Honourable

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Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
11 May 2010 – 8 October 2010
Leader Harriet Harman
Shadowing George Osborne
Preceded by George Osborne
Succeeded by Alan Johnson
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
28 June 2007 – 11 May 2010
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Gordon Brown
Succeeded by George Osborne
President of the Board of Trade
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
In office
5 May 2006 – 27 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Alan Johnson
Succeeded by John Hutton
Secretary of State for Scotland
In office
13 June 2003 – 5 May 2006
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Helen Liddell
Succeeded by Douglas Alexander
Secretary of State for Transport
In office
29 May 2002 – 5 May 2006
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Stephen Byers
Succeeded by Douglas Alexander
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
In office
27 July 1998 – 29 May 2002
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Harriet Harman
Succeeded by Andrew Smith
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
3 May 1997 – 27 July 1998
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by William Waldegrave
Succeeded by Stephen Byers
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
25 July 1996 – 3 May 1997
Leader Tony Blair
Shadowing William Waldegrave
Preceded by Harriet Harman
Succeeded by David Heathcoat-Amory
Member of Parliament
for Edinburgh South West
In office
11 June 1987 – 30 March 2015
Preceded by Alex Fletcher
Succeeded by Joanna Cherry
Personal details
Born (1953-11-28) 28 November 1953 (age 63)
Hendon, UK
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Margaret Vaughan
Children 2
Alma mater University of Aberdeen

Alistair Maclean Darling, Baron Darling of Roulanish, PC (born 28 November 1953) is a British Labour Party politician who was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1987 to 2015, most recently for Edinburgh South West. He was the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour Government from 2007 to 2010, and was one of only three people to have served in the Cabinet continuously from Labour's victory in 1997 until its defeat in 2010, the others 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2007, a position he remained in until 2010.

From 2012 to 2014, Darling was the Chairman of the Better Together Campaign, a cross-party group that successfully campaigned for Scotland 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 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.