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Alistair Darling to stand down as Labour MP at 2015 general election

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling has announced he will stand down as a Labour MP at the next election.

Mr Darling, who entered Parliament in 1987, recently led the successful Better Together campaign to keep Scotland as part of the United Kingdom.

He served as Chancellor between 2007-2010 after a holding a range of Cabinet roles following Labour's election in 1997.

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Alistair Darling 'to stand down' as MP at next election

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling is set to stand down as a Labour MP at the next election, the Financial Times has reported.

Alistair Darling entered Parliament in 1987 but will reportedly vacate his Edinburgh South West seat next year. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna led tributes to Mr Darling, who led the successful Better Together campaign to keep Scotland as part of the United Kingdom.

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