Lord Provost statement on the passing of Alistair Darling

The Lord Provost pays tribute to former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Edinburgh MP, and Councillor, Alistair Darling who passed away today (November 30).

The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Robert Aldridge said:

Alistair Darling’s life was one marked by a deep devotion to public service, proudly representing our city for well over 30 years on the local, national and international stage. From 1982-1987 he served on the then Lothian Regional Council before going on to represent Edinburgh as an MP until 2015. Following his illustrious political career, he continued to play an active part in city life and remained a respected member of his local community in Morningside.

From the council chamber to the highest offices in the land as Chancellor of the Exchequer, alongside many other Ministerial appointments, he typified calm professionalism and pride in serving his constituents and the country.

My thoughts and condolences are with his wife Margaret and their children, alongside his many friends and former colleagues.

Published: November 30th 2023