Councillor Alex Allison

Leader of Conservative Group in SLC

Cllr Alex Allison is the Leader of the Conservative Group on South Lanarkshire Council. He represents Clydesdale East (Ward 3)

Alex was elected as a councillor for his home ward of Clydesdale East in the 2017 South Lanarkshire Council election. His fellow Conservative councillors then elected him as the leader of the group.

He has a long history as a representative of the area. Alex represented the neighbouring ward of Clydesdale West as a South Lanarkshire councillor between 2007 and 2012 and is a former community council member and school board chair. He served as chairman of the South Lanarkshire Conservative and Unionist Association until March, when he stood down to focus on the upcoming election campaign. 

Local farmer Alex has two children and lives in Clydesdale with his wife. He is heavily involved in local and national farming issues, having been the Lanarkshire chairman of the National Farmer's Union, chairman of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs and chair of Lanarkshire Farmers Market company.

Following the 2017 local government elections, Alex was appointed to serve on the:

* Clydesdale Area Committee 

* Education Resources Committee

* Executive Committee

* Finance and Corporate Resources Committee

* Licensing Division 1 (Clydesdale)

* Performance and Review Scrutiny Forum

* Planning Committee

* Recruitment Committee

* South Lanarkshire Rural Partnership     

* South Lanarkshire Rural Partnership    

* Carluke Town Centre Forum    

* Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)


See Also

Councillor Colin McGavigan

Deputy Leader of Conservative Group in SLC

Cllr Colin McGavigan is the Deputy Leader of the South Lanarkshire Conservative Group and represents Clydesdale South (Ward 4).

Councillor Richard Nelson

Business Manager of Conservative Group in SLC

Cllr Richard Nelson is the Business Manager (whip) of the Conservative Group of South Lanarkshire Council. He represents Larkhall. Richard works for the NHS and has 20 years' experience in health and care.

Councillor Lynne Nailon

Cllr Lynne Nailon represents Hamilton South (Ward 19). She is the vice chair of the South Lanarkshire Conservative & Unionist Association.

Councillor Eric Holford

Cllr Eric Holford serves as treasurer of the South Lanarkshire Conservative and Unionist Association. He represents Clydesdale East. Eric is a strong campaigner on the rights of disabled people and a keen advocate for greater awareness of the unnecessary obstacles that create difficulties for those living with a disability.