Who is Alistair Darling’s wife Margaret Vaughan?


MARGARET Vaughan is the wife of former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Labour politician Alistair Darling.

Who is Alistair Darling's wife Margaret Vaughan?

Margaret McQueen Vaughan and Alistair Darling were married in 1986.

Darling sadly passed away at the age of 70 on November 30, 2023.

A statement issued on behalf of his family said: "The death of Alistair Darling, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer and long-serving member of the Labour cabinet, was announced in Edinburgh today.

"Mr Darling, the much-loved husband of Margaret and beloved father of Calum and Anna, died after a short spell in Western General Hospital under the wonderful care of the cancer team."

What does Margaret Vaughan do for a living?

Margaret is a former journalist who has worked for the Daily Record, Radio Forth, and the Glasgow Herald.

She reportedly took a break from journalism when the Labour Party won the 1997 general election.

In 2010 Vaughan launched a cookery blog to promote Scottish cuisine called Maggie's Kitchen Menus.

In her first post she wrote: "The gas men are digging holes around the house and the garden looks like a WW1 trench.

"Will have to fall back on all the oven cooking methods learned before the Aga and the house it lived in was sold."

Later adding: "A quick post for Catherine who wants the sort of roast beef we served at the party last month.

"It's a sin not to serve it with Yorkshire pudding."

There isn't much verifiable information available about what Vaughan has done since in her career.

Did Alistair Darling and Margaret Vaughan have any children?

The couple have two children together — a son, Calum, and a daughter, Anna.

Calum was born in 1988, while Anna was born in 1990.

In 2011 Darling published a memoir titled Back from the Brink: 1,000 Days at Number 11, which he says he wrote for his children "to explain to them where I've been for the last three years".