Between 94 and 96 Alexander worked as the co-ordinator of the National Group on Homeworking, a campaigning organisation working to improve the pay and rights of home-based industrial piece workers.
From 1995 until 1997, she served as Principal Speaker of the Green Party of England and Wales, alongside David Taylor. She called for the party to fill the "space left by the new-look Labour Party". Alexander stood for the party in the Hemsworth by-election, 1996, taking 157 votes. She was first on the party's list for Yorkshire and the Humber at the European Parliament election in 1999. Although the list took 5.7% of the vote, she again failed to be elected. She held other national positions within the Green Party of the United Kingdom including Finance and Management Coordinator on the party Executive where she held responsibility for finances and staffing.
After the European Election in 1999 she decided to concentrate her efforts on her work in the public and third sectors. She was the Chief Executive of Wakefield’s Council for Voluntary Service between 2001 and 2004, ran Smile Consultancy her own management consultancy company until 2006 when she went to work for the Children’s Workforce Development Council, a government agency. Here she held positions of national lead on the Third Sector, then Head of Regional support where she oversaw CWDC’s support to England’s Children’s Trusts. In 2099 she took up post as the first Director of Bradford’s status as the world’s first official Brdford City of Film.
During 2008/9 her life radically changed when she lost nearly 8 stone in weight, a change which had a dramatic effect on both her professional and personal life. In 2011 she has changed track, developing a new career as a motivational speaker, broadcaster, writer and media commentator. In addition, during 2011/12 she has developed a solution for keeping weight off and has been working on a book all about how to stay slim after you have lost weight.
She is the youngest daughter of the late writer, broadcaster and educationalist Patrick Nuttgens.
- Martyn Halsall, "Investigators warn about 'pay to get a job' plan", The Guardian, 27 April 1994
- Jon Burchell, The Evolution of Green Politics, p.101
- "1999 Election candidates; Yorkshire and the Humber". UK Office of the European Parliament. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
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