Former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling dies aged 70

Served as chancellor during GFC

Valeria Martinez
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Former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling has died aged 70, his family confirmed in a statement today (30 November).

"The death of Alistair Darling, a former chancellor of the exchequer and long-serving member of the Labour cabinet, was announced in Edinburgh today," a spokesperson for the family said in a statement. "Mr Darling, the much-loved husband of Margaret and beloved father of Calum and Anna, died after a short spell in Western General hospital under the wonderful care of the cancer team." Darling served as chancellor under Gordon Brown from 2007 to 2010, having served as Edinburgh MP from 1987 until he stepped down from parliament in 2015. Writing on X, formerly Twitter, Brown said: "I ...

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