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11 Moments To Remember Douglas Alexander By

The shadow foreign secretary may be gone, but we still have the memories.

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She got 50.9% of the vote to his 38.6%, a swing of more than 30%.

Alexander had held the Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat since its creation in 2005, and won a 59.6% share of the vote in the 2010 election.

But we don't want to remember him in defeat. We want to remember the good times too.

1. Like when Select magazine (RIP) featured a young Labour politician called "Douglas Alexandra" who said he "goes out a lot".

From Select magazine, 1995: an article about youth politics, featuring fresh-faced Labour hopeful "Douglas Alexandra"

7. When he took this optimistic shot at goal during a match between the Yes and Better Together sides in the 2014 Scottish referendum.

Douglas Alexander taking a shot at goal in Yes v BetterTogether shoot out for #gordonsfightback #mnd #indyref

10. When someone made this unsettling Alexander effigy.

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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