Friday, November 30, 2007

Douglas and Wendy Alexander

Douglas Alexander, a minister in Gordon Brown's UK Labour government, is the brother of Wendy Alexander, leader of the Labour Party in Scotland.

Gordon Brown says Douglas Alexander will be his General Election coordinator.

Both Douglas and Wendy have recently been in trouble.

According to The Telegraph, 24 October 2007, "Douglas Alexander faced calls to resign as Gordon Brown's general election chief after an independent inquiry found that his 'self-interested' moves to change electoral rules in Labour's favour led to the debacle that saw nearly 150,000 votes wasted in the Scottish elections this year.

"An independent investigation of the elections to Holyrood and to Scottish councils found that a series of partisan decisions made by Mr Alexander resulted in widespread voter confusion." - Douglas Alexander in dock over election fiasco - Telegraph

David Abraham's ' multimillion-pound business park development at Bowburn in County Durham, in the UK, was blocked by the Highways Agency. This was because of a ban on further development beside the congested A1 road.

David Abrahams has given money to the UK Labour Party.In October 2006, the Highways Agency lifted the ban on the business park development - and a separate one near Newton Aycliffe further south.The transport secretary at the time was Douglas Alexander. - Profile: David Abrahams

"A Channel Islands businessman Paul Green has made a second illegal donation to the Labour Party. His contribution to Wendy Alexander's Leadership campaign brought a public apology from her after she admitted his cheque broke strict donation rules.

"Meanwhile, First Minister Alex Salmond said the police might have to investigate the affair." Police may have to probe illegal Wendy Alexander donation


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