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Danny Alexander

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 19 July 2012

3/4 As a young boy growing up in the Highlands Danny Alexander was literally hundreds of miles away from the seat of British political power at Westminster. Now, as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, he's a key player in the coalition government. How did a man who's only been an MP for seven years and started his career in a press office, progress through the ranks so swiftly?
In TRIP TO THE TOP, Clare English will be asking Danny Alexander what it's like to be in his shoes as the country faces major financial challenges and coming under criticism from both the public and other MP's. What's he learnt along the way about the art of politics and what's been sacrificed in personal terms?


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