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Former Aberdeen MP Frank Doran dies aged 68

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Mr Doran served two separate stints within the House of Commons

Former Aberdeen MP Frank Doran has died aged 68, his circle of relatives have showed.

First elected in 1987, Mr Doran served two separate stints as a Labour MP for the town prior to status down in 2015.

He first represented Aberdeen South, prior to shedding that seat to the Conservatives in 1992. He returned to parliament in 1997 for Aberdeen Central, and later Aberdeen North.

Mr Doran, who has two sons, married fellow Labour MP Dame Joan Ruddock in 2010.

He chaired Westminster’s management committee for 5 years, in addition to serving as an aide to then Trade Minister Ian McCartney in Tony Blair’s executive.

Fellow North East Labour parliamentarian Lewis Macdonald mentioned Mr Doran had “served with distinction”.

He mentioned: “Our ideas are with Frank’s family members presently. The Labour circle of relatives within the North East has misplaced a powerful voice for running other people.

“His paintings to improve the households of the Piper Alpha tragedy was once so essential for such a lot of, as was once his tireless campaigning for protection within the oil and gasoline business all the way through his time as an MP.”

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon additionally posted condolences on Twitter.

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