Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Maclean Darling, Baron Darling of Roulanish, has died. The politician, who was mostly mostly called Alistair Darling, died on Thursday, November 30. He was 70. Alistair Darling cause of death is cancer. In this article, we’ll explore the life of the veteran British politician, his cause of death, net worth, wife and children.
Who was Alistair Darling?
Darling was born in Hendon, Middlesex, England, on November 28, 1953. He attended Loretto School and the University of Aberdeen, where he read law. After graduating, he worked as a solicitor in Edinburgh.
The late politician entered politics as a member of the Labour Party. In 1987, constituents in Edinburgh Central elected him to represent them in the House of Commons. He served in a number of junior ministerial positions under Prime Minister Tony Blair, including Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
In 2007, then Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, appointed Darling Chancellor of the Exchequer. His new position put him in charge of the British economy, and was responsible for steering the economy through the 2008 financial crisis. He introduced a number of measures to support the failing economy, including a bank bailout and a fiscal stimulus package.
Darling’s tenure as Chancellor was controversial as he was criticized by some for his handling of the financial crisis. However, he was also praised by others for his calm and steady leadership. He resigned as Chancellor in 2010 when the Labour Party lost the general election to the Conservatives.
After leaving the House of Commons in 2015, Darling was created Baron Darling of Roulanish, of Roulanish in the County of Argyll, and was appointed to the House of Lords. He continued to be active in public life, serving as a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on Economics and as a Commissioner for the Climate Change Committee.
Alistair Darling cause of death
Cancer is the cause of death of Alistair Darling. The politician had suffered the ailment for quite some time before succumbing to it on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the type of cancer he suffered remains unknown.
Alistair Darling net worth
Now, having known the cause of death of Darling, you may be interested in knowing what his net worth was before his sudden demise. We’ll tell you that, so just keep reading.
Alistair Darling is reported to have an estimated net worth of US$4 million. He made all this money from financial benefits, including attractive salaries he earned while serving in government positions.
In addition, the politician had a number of business investments which all return good profits.
Alistair Darling wife
Darling was married to Margaret McQueen Vaughan, a former journalist who the politician wedded in 1986. They lived together in a happy family home until Darling’s demise today.
Alistair Darling children
Alistair Darling left behind two children. They are; Anna and Calum Darling.
Anna Darling was born in 1990, three years after his father was first elected to the House of Commons. She is a known musician with several hit songs to her credit.
Calum Darling, on the other side, is not all that famous and so, information about him remain scarce.
Darlings shared the children with his wife, Vaughan.