At 29 years of age, Councillor John Alexander is the youngest leader of any Council within Scotland. John took over the Council leadership in May 2017 having originally been elected in 2012 at the age of 23 and serves the community where he still lives.
We talk about the changing political landscape, the move to a more collaborative style of politics (of which John is a champion) and delve into what motivates him to live his life serving the community.
2018 is an exciting time for Dundee, with the waterfront development and the opening of the V&A Museum of Design, however, we also talk about the social challenges facing the City - a subject very close to John’s heart.
As a modern politician, John doesn’t spend his time sitting in an ivory tower, rather he likes to get out and meet the people of the City, listen to what they have to say, and involve them in the political dialogue. He also makes use of social networks to connect and you can find him on the following platforms:
Twitter https://twitter.com/CllrAlexander & https://twitter.com/DundeeLeader