Post For Local SNP Councillor
Council SNP leader, David Alexander, has been elected to
the party's National Executive Committee following his election
to the newly created post of "National Local Government
post has been created following the election of a record
breaking 364 SNP Councillors at May's elections making the
Nationalists Scotland's largest party in local government
as well as within the Scottish Parliament. The SNP leadership
believe that a dedicated local government post to act as
a link between the party's council groups and the other
levels of government is essential for the promotion of the
interests of local councils.
the meeting of the SNP's policy making National Council
David Alexander secured an impressive 110 votes to his nearest
rival, the former leader of Tayside Regional Council, Ewan
Dow's 40 votes.
the announcement Falkirk Council's depute SNP leader, Tom
Council was recognised as being a place of innovation, energy
and initiative under the previous SNP / Independent Administration.
Ideas such as the Helix and the regeneration of our district
centres were driven forward at pace.
led that Administration with great skill and anyone who
doubts that only has to look at the dearth of any policy
initiatives and lowering of expectations since the Labour
/ Tory coalition took over.
will bring that experience and commitment to the table on
a national elevel and that is good news for local government
the vote Councillor Alexander said,
is the first time I have ever sought election to the SNP's
National Executive and am delighted and flattered to have
topped the poll.
is proof of the impact we made as an Administration between
2001 and 2007 and all of my colleagues over that period
deserve to share in the credit.
is a real opportunity to form a relationship between local
and national government that will benefit all of our communities.
That has started with the signing of the Cosla Concordat
approved by all 32 Scottish councils to freeze council tax
for three years and I hope to be able to work for the continuation
of that process as well as delivering a support service
to individual SNP Groups"