Cllr Robert Alden
(Conservative) Leader of the Opposition
Birmingham City Council
Robert was elected as Leader of the Conservative Group in 2014 having previously been the Deputy of the Group since 2011. Robert was first elected to the Council in Erdington Ward in 2006, where he lives and remains one of the Councillors for the Ward. In his time on the city council, Robert has previously been Chairman of the Equalities and Human Resources Committee and a member of the Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) since 2007.
As a member of the ITA Robert had been the Lead Member for the Environment and subsequently Finance until Conservatives lost control in 2012.
Prior to being elected as a Councillor, Robert worked at Aston Villa Football Club Catering Company. Robert has a degree in Geography and a Post Grad Diploma in Air Pollution and Control and Management from the University of Birmingham (Edgbaston).