Fife’s longest serving councillor has been elected as leader of the SNP Group.
Levenmouth councillor David Alexander, who has served as a local councillor 31 years, will lead the largest political group on Fife Council.
Councillor Alexander said: “With my experience as chair of Levenmouth Area Committee I’ve shown how a conciliatory approach can work and I’ll bring that to the leadership.
“The funding available for public services in Fife exceeds £1 billion. With these substantial resources and a determination to use money wisely, an SNP-led Fife Council would work with all its partners and the Scottish Government to increase efficiency and enhance services for people in the Kingdom.”
Cupar councillor Karen Marjoram will continue as deputy leader of the SNP group.
“With many years of experience, David knows the workings of the council and will be a strong pair of hands to take Fife forward.”