ABC: Former Launceston alderman Darren Alexander puts his hand up to be Hobart's next lord mayor

A former Launceston alderman has announced he will run for lord mayor of Hobart in the upcoming council elections.

Darren Alexander announced his resignation from this Launceston City Council on Tuesday this week, citing the need to spend more time in Hobart. 

The IT businessman lived in Hobart for more than 15 years before moving to Launceston. 

Mr Alexander said he had watched the Hobart City Council from afar over the past few years, and said it was time they learnt to work together. 

"I think Hobart has a real chance to be one of the best regional capital cities in Australia, and I think what it needs is some real common sense," he said.

"Right now the group of aldermen over the last four to six years have continually fought with each other, and drove a wedge between the community.

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