General Election 2015: Lib Dem plan for Danny Alexander to keep Cabinet post if they forge another coalition with Tories
‘Danny Alexander could retain his Cabinet post in a second coalition government even if he loses his seat in the Scottish Highlands, under a plan floated by Liberal Democrat aides.
Mr Alexander could be offered a peerage if pollsters are proved right and he becomes one of the election’s highest-profile casualties next month. As a member of the House of Lords, Mr Alexander could still be a member of the Government and continue as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
The idea of the peerage is understood to have caused disquiet among senior Lib Dems, with one describing it as “a V-sign to democracy”. However, Mr Alexander believes that he will defy the odds and be returned to the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, which he has represented since its creation in 2005.’
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