Funeral set for MP who championed North Sea safety

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The funeral of a former Aberdeen MP who campaigned on a number of North Sea safety issues will be held in Edinburgh next week.

Frank Doran served as the MP for Aberdeen North, Central and South during his parliamentary career spanning from 1987 to 2015.

Mr Doran passed away on October, 30.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 2pm at the Lorimer Chapel Warriston Crematorium, 36 Warriston Road, Edinburgh.

The funeral is open to all – family flowers only.

Mr Doran was first elected in 1987 – just a year before the Piper Alpha disaster killed 167 men.

He served Aberdeen South from ’87 to 1992 when he lost his seat.

Mr Doran was elected to the opposition frontbench under Neil Kinnock in 1988 as a spokesman on energy and oil and gas.

Over his career he made numerous contributions to parliament over health and safety issues affecting the offshore work.

He was re-elected in 1997, first to Aberdeen Central and then to Aberdeen North and served until stepping down in 2015.

During his second stint in office he campaigned for a judge-led inquiry into helicopter safety following the death of 16 men in the 2009 tragedy off Peterhead.