10 Questions with... Norwich City Council Leader Alan Waters

Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council. Pic: Jeff Taylor.

Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council. Pic: Jeff Taylor. - Credit: Archant

Each week we put a Norwich resident in the hot seat and ask them ten questions about themselves and the fine city. This week we've spoken with Councillor Alan Waters.

• Describe Norwich in three words...

Progressive, ambitious and vibrant.

• If you were stranded on a deserted island with three people, who would you want them to be?

Australian entertainer Barry Humphries, US comedienne and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax and Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti.

• If you could be anyone else, who would you be?

Aneurin Bevan, founder of the National Health Service.

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• How would you spend a perfect weekend in the city?

I'd have a leisurely breakfast at one of my favourite cafes and then cycle our pedalway across the university to visit the Sainsbury Centre. I also love to play tennis at Heigham Park, so I'd try to fit in a game. To complete a perfect weekend in Norwich, I'd get some books out of the library, take in a film at Cinema City and have a quiet walk on Mousehold Heath to contemplate the week ahead.

• What's your mantra in life?

Everyone deserves a decent life - which is why I'm in politics.

• Would you rather spend a night in front of the television or one on the town?

As a council leader I am busy socially, so a night in front of the telly is good relaxation, especially if it's a Scandinavian thriller.

• Which song defines your life?

Elected by Alice Cooper.

• What's your biggest fear?

Endless Conservative government!

• What one thing could you never live without?


• What would you do if you won the lottery?

I'd keep a little for myself and give the rest away as I believe having too much money is a bad thing.

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