Alexander Fletcher (British politician)
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He was born in Greenock in western Scotland. He was married to Christine Anne Buchanan (1926-2008).
Fletcher first stood for Parliament in the 1970 General Election at West Renfrewshire. He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh North at a by-election in 1973, serving there until 1983, when after boundary changes he became MP for Edinburgh Central. However, at the 1987 general election he lost his seat to future Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling.
Fletcher was Under-Secretary of State for Scotland from 1979 to 1983, and Minister for Corporate and Consumer Affairs 1983 to 1985.
He died in Westminster but was returned to Edinburgh for burial. He and his wife are buried together in the 20th century (north) extension to Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons 1987
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Alexander Fletcher
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The Earl of Dalkeith
|Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North
1973 – 1983
|Member of Parliament for Edinburgh Central
1983 – 1987
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