Former Labour MP Frank Doran dies aged 68

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 31 October 2017 in News

The Labour MP, who represented Aberdeen constituencies between 1987 and 2015, stood down before the 2015 general election

Image credit: Catherine Bebbington/Parliamentary Copyright

Former MP Frank Doran has died aged 68, the Labour party has confirmed.

The Labour MP, who represented Aberdeen constituencies between 1987 and 2015, stood down before the 2015 general election saying he wanted to allow younger candidates to come through.

He represented Aberdeen South between 1987 and 1992, Aberdeen Central from 1997 to 2005 and Aberdeen North between 2005 and 2015.

North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald said: “On behalf of the Scottish Labour family I would like to pay tribute to Frank, who served the city of Aberdeen with distinction as a Member of Parliament.

 “His work to support the families of the Piper Alpha tragedy was so important for so many, as was his tireless campaigning for safety in the oil and gas industry during his time as an MP.

“Our thoughts are with Frank’s loved ones at this time. The Labour family in the North East has lost a strong voice for working people.”

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