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Wendy Alexander quits

Wendy Alexander quits

Alexander resignation: 'John Reid is the man to save the Labour Party'

CONTEMPLATING the Labour leadership tussle, one senior Party figure sighed: "This should be called the deckchair election because rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic didn't make any difference either."

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Wendy Alexander quits as leader

Wendy Alexander today announced her resignation as leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

Wendy Alexander quits as leader

Wendy Alexander today announced her resignation as leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

Wendy Alexander's speech in full

&#149 Complete text of Scottish Labour leader's resignation announcement

Alexander comes in from the cold

WENDY Alexander was yesterday appointed convener of an influential Holyrood committee.

Ex-minister Alexander returns from wilderness

WENDY Alexander has returned from the political wilderness and will lead one of Holyrood's most important committees, it emerged yesterday.

Alexander was given sexist mauling by the media, claims brother

WENDY Alexander suffered "outrageous" treatment at the hands of the media during her term as a Holyrood minister, her brother said yesterday.

Ex-minister was 'mauled' by the media

WENDY Alexander suffered "outrageous" treatment at the hands of the media during her term as a Holyrood minister, her brother said yesterday.

Alexander's cabinet return ruled out

JACK McConnell will today finalise plans for his new Scottish cabinet, bringing in a Labour MSP as justice minister and ruling out the return of Wendy Alexander.

Alexander hints at Westminster

WENDY Alexander has ruled out a return to front-line Scottish politics, telling friends her sudden resignation from the cabinet was a declaration she had "retired" from it.

McConnell loses face

JACK McConnell last night faced further embarrassment over the repercussions of Wendy Alexander’s sudden resignation as enterprise minister when it emerged that Jim Wallace, the Liberal Democrat leader, had turned down the chance to become her successor.

Alexander flies back for new role

WENDY Alexander was back at her home yesterday after returning from her trip to Amsterdam which followed her shock resignation as enterprise minister.

The great delusion that finally did for Wendy

GOODBYE, multi-coloured Wendy. Hello Mr Gray. The words "unassuming", "competent" and "low key" are now the best on offer to describe the more noteworthy members of Jack McConnell’s cabinet.

CBI Scotland backs new Enterprise Minister

NEW Enterprise Minister Iain Gray today won backing from Scotland’s leading business organisation as he fought off claims he lacked the necessary expertise for the job.

Speculation grows over Alexander’s resignation

FRIENDS of Wendy Alexander expect her to be back in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday to begin her new role as a backbench MSP.

Gray vows to continue with reforms

IAIN Gray, the new enterprise minister, yesterday spent his second day in office fending off criticisms of his appointment and declaring his intention to continue the reforming policies of his predecessor, Wendy Alexander.

Focusing on the future

NO minister is irreplaceable, but Wendy Alexander’s departure from the Scottish Executive still leaves a gaping hole at the heart of Jack McConnell’s ministry.

Weary Wendy fades to Mr Gray

WENDY Alexander had bustled across the tarmac at Glasgow Airport dozens of times before as Scotland’s aviation minister but never without her two mobile phones.

Major league loss presents challenge to Team McConnell

THIS weekend Wendy Alexander has again done the three things she does so well. She has wrong-footed the First Minister, dominated the Scottish media and shocked her friends.

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