The Rt. Hon. Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, will outline his views at the annual Williamson Lecture at the University of Stirling on Thursday, 18 April.
His lecture is entitled “Sterling and Albion: The financial case for a United Kingdom”.
The evening event – starting at 6.30 p.m. – is being held in the Logie Lecture Theatre and is open to the public. To reserve a place, email: email@example.com or call 01786 467055.
Danny Alexander is the MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey. He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford.
He worked as a press officer for the Scottish Liberal Democrats before spending four years at the European Movement and then a further four years as Director of Communications for the Britain in Europe campaign.
In 2003 he was appointed the Head of Communications for the newly formed Cairngorms National Park Authority before being elected as MP for the newly created seat of Inverness, Nairn, and Badenoch and Strathspey in the 2005 election.
Mr Alexander was Chief of Staff to Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and co-ordinated the Liberal Democrat election manifesto for 2010.
He was re-elected in the 2010 General Election with an increased majority of 8,765. In the days that followed, he led the Liberal Democrat team in negotiations with the Conservatives to form a new Coalition Government. He played a key role in drawing up the detailed programme for government and was initially appointed Secretary of State for Scotland. Following the resignation of David Laws, he was promoted to become Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Mr Alexander was appointed to the Privy Council in May 2010.
The Williamson Lecture was established in memory of Andrew John Williamson, a Politics student who was tragically killed in a road accident in 1981. The memorial lecture was created and funded by his parents with the aim of bringing a high profile political speaker to the University each year to speak on a theme of contemporary political interest.
This is the 29th year of lectures. Previous speakers have included Alex Salmond, Alistair Darling, Douglas Alexander, Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Ann Widdecombe.