Was he the best looking politician on the box or a plonker? Twitter responds to the news of City of York Council leader James Alexander’s resignation…
— James Alexander (@jmalexander1982) November 20, 2014
— Dom (@Leeds_guy) November 20, 2014
— The Inkwell (@InkwellYork) November 20, 2014
Says much for @jmalexander1982 that he thinks an image like that is an appropriate way to mark his resignation. Misjudged & disrespectful.
— Ralph Harrington (@ralphharrington) November 20, 2014
@jmalexander1982 Thank you for supporting our work with the young people of Holgate. Wishing you all the best in your new role.
— 1st Holgate Scouts (@1stHolgateYORK) November 19, 2014
You surely don't know local context @neilrfoster multiple millions of vanity spend – basics and core voters ignored – that's why he failed
— Gwen Swinburn (@GSwinburn) November 20, 2014
@jmalexander1982 Good luck. You've led the best York council in my lifetime. Feels like things have actually been achieved.
— Sval (@WhiteFoxYork) November 19, 2014
— The Press (@yorkpress) November 19, 2014
James Alexander tells @BBCYork we bit off more than we could chew – tried too many projects at once
— Nick Morris (@YorkPolRep) November 20, 2014
Woken up to find out @jmalexander1982 is standing down as council leader. Very sad to hear this – he has been outstanding.
— Ros McMullen (@RosMcM) November 20, 2014
— Sheila's Fruit & Veg (@sheilas321veg) November 20, 2014
— Greg Stephenson (@greg2802) November 19, 2014
— Good Rationale (@goodrationale) November 20, 2014
— Phil Seymour (@announcerphil) November 19, 2014
Whoever the new #York labour leader is I hope they learn lessons from the predecessor and focus on York's residents rather than their career
— Chris Steward (@chrisdsteward) November 19, 2014
#York detractors claim James Alexander was all about vanity while they incessantly tweet their complaints, demands and FOI requests.
— Tim Moore (@TimothyJMoore) November 20, 2014
Hurrah! James Alexander has fallen on his sword, & resigned. Best thing to happen to #York for a long time. Ding, dong the witch has gone!
— Ali Clarke (@ALICECLARKE2) November 20, 2014
York Labour facing wipeout, party leader faces no confidence vote, so he… quits for job with London Labour http://t.co/hKJKJPAkcZ
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) November 19, 2014
James Alexander has resigned for a 'better' offer with the National Party!? I heard mutiny, but I didn't expect this. #York
— James J. Walters (@jjwgr) November 19, 2014
— Dominic McDonough (@torydom) November 19, 2014
Argh why am I out on the most interesting social media night #York has had in years?
— Julie Durrans (@Julie_Digs) November 19, 2014