Alistair Darling Net Worth, Wife, Children, Salary, Death 2023

Alistair Darling net worth

Born on November 28, 1953, Alistair Darling was a British politician who died on November 30, 2023. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer under Prime Minister Gordon Brown from 2007 to 2010. A member of the Labour Party, he was a member of Parliament (MP) from 1987 to 2015, representing Edinburgh Central and Edinburgh South West.

He was first appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury by Prime Minister Tony Blair in 1997 and was promoted to 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. After Brown succeeded Blair as prime minister, he promoted Darling to replace himself as Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2007, a position he remained in until 2010. He served as Chancellor during the financial crisis of 2007–2008 and the Great Recession.

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.

He was a vocal advocate for the Remain campaign for the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum. On 3 November 2014, Darling announced that he was standing down at the 2015 general election. He was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours and sat in the House of Lords until his retirement in 2020.

He was the son of a civil engineer, Thomas, and his wife, Anna MacLean. He was the great-nephew of Sir William Darling, a Conservative/Unionist Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South (1945–1957) who had served as Lord Provost of Edinburgh during the Second World War.

He was educated at Chinthurst School, in Tadworth, Surrey, then in Kirkcaldy, and at the private Loretto School, in Musselburgh. He attended the University of Aberdeen, from where he graduated as a Bachelor of Laws (LLB). He became the president of the Aberdeen University Students’ Representative Council.

He joined the Labour Party aged 23, in 1977. He became a solicitor in 1978, then changed course for the Scots Bar and was admitted as an advocate in 1984. In 1982 he was elected to the Lothian Regional Council, where he supported large rate rises in defiance of Margaret Thatcher’s rate-capping laws, and even threatened not to set a rate at all.

He served on the council until he was elected to the House of Commons. He was also a board member for the Lothian and Borders Police and became a governor of Napier College in 1985, until his election as an MP two years later.

Alistair Darling Age

Alistair Darling was born on November 28, 1953, and is age 70. He died at the age of 70 years.

Alistair Darling height: How tall was Alistair Darling?

According to IMDb, Alistair Darling has a height of 1.71m.

Alistair Darling Wife

Alistair Darling was married to Margaret Vaughan, their wedding ceremony took place in 1986. The couple had two children.

Alistair Darling net worth

Alistair Darling net worth net worth was estimated at around $5 million. His salary per month and other career earnings were over $250,000 dollars annually.

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