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Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander Has Lost His Seat

He was the people's ginger rodent.

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Alexander's political career went stratospheric in 2010 when the Lib Dems joined forces with the Tories in Coalition.

He was No. 2 in the Treasury and a member of the powerful "Quad" alongside David Cameron, George Osborne, and Nick Clegg. Quite a change from being a press officer for the Cairngorms National Park just a decade ago.

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But it's not just his career that made waves with the great British public. Let's take a look at those vintage Danny moments.

He proudly uses the casual photo as his Twitter cover photo. But some people had other ideas for it.

Under the #DannysWalks hashtag, Alexander can be seen calmly walking away from an explosion...

Cool guys don't look at explosions #DannysWalks

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...and walking on a high wire. Perhaps an apt metaphor for his own career.

.@GeneralBoles #dannyswalks #dannywalks

Alexander has taken the long-running joke in good spirits, though. In March he was rewarded with a special Beaker cocktail in an Inverness bar.

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She quickly apologised, and Alexander didn't seem to mind too much.

I am proud to be ginger and rodents do valuable work cleaning up mess others leave behind. Red squirrel deserves to survive, unlike Labour

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That sparked yet another meme.

Emily Ashton is a senior political correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Emily Ashton at emily.ashton@buzzfeed.com.

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