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On his appointment as Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander MP said: 

“I am honoured to take on this role even if it comes in circumstances that no-one would wish.

“I look forward to providing the constructive Opposition that Britain expects, most notably on the important mission in Afghanistan.

“International and domestic policy have never been so closely intertwined, so I look forward to being part of a team developing Labour's approach as a credible alternative Government.”

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