Happy birthday to Sir Danny Alexander, Liberal Democrat MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey 2005-15

From 1996-2004 Alexander was Director of Communications for the European Movement and its successor Britain in Europe. During his first term in parliament Alexander served as Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and chaired the Liberal Democrat manifesto group. In the coalition government of May 2010 Alexander entered the cabinet as Secretary of State for Scotland, however within three weeks he was moved to Chief Secretary to the Treasury following the resignation of David Laws. In the 2015 general election Alexander lost his seat to the SNP and since leaving parliament he has served as Vice President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.