David Alexander (politician)
Councillor David Alexander (born 20 June 1958) is the former leader of the opposition within Falkirk Council having formally been leader of the council from February 2001 to May 2007. He is one of two SNP councillors for Falkirk North Ward, having been the councillor for the former Middlefield Ward since 1999 and serving as councillor for the Victoria ward previously. He was also the SNP candidate for the Falkirk West seat at the 1997 general election, where he finished as runner-up to Dennis Canavan, winning 8,989 votes (23.43% of votes cast).
He served as a member of the Central Scotland Joint Police Board; the Forth Valley Area Waste Strategy Working Group; the NHS Forth Valley Board until resigning in protest at the board's decision to build the new hospital at Larbert using PFI; and the board of Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley.
On 1 December 2007 he was elected to the position of the SNP's first ever Convenor of Local Government winning 110 of the 150 votes cast by party delegates at the SNP's National Council.
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- "Scottish Ambulance Service Directors". Retrieved 8 December 2010.
- "Cllr David Alexander". Falkirk Council. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
- Robbie Dinwoodie, "Fallen SNP duo look ahead to back benches", The Herald, 13 September 2004, p. 7.
- "SNP Falkirk press release". Retrieved 8 December 2010.
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