Salmond sets sights on Westminster

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Published: Saturday 6th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Scotland’s former First Minister Alex Salmond is to stand for a seat in Westminster at the general election in May.

He resigned as SNP leader and First Minister last month, having signalled his intention to do so just hours after the Yes campaign lost the independence referendum, and speculation over his political future has continued ever since.

It is understood that Mr Salmond is expected to announce his candidacy for the Gordon constituency tomorrow.

The seat, which shares some areas with Mr Salmond’s Aberdeenshire East Holyrood constituency, is currently represented by Liberal Democrat Sir Malcolm Bruce, who is retiring in May.

Mr Salmond was previously an MP for Banff and Buchan between 1987 and 2010.

Published: Saturday 6th December 2014 by The News Editor

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