The Scotsman cartoon: Salmond’s bid for Westminister

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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Scotland’s former First Minister Alex Salmond has launched his bid to win a seat at Westminster in next year’s general election.

Mr Salmond announced that he is a candidate for the SNP nomination for the Gordon constituency in Aberdeenshire.

Speaking in Ellon in the constituency, he said that there is the “prospect of real power for Scotland” if the SNP wins a significant number of seats at Westminster.

He said that if “real power” cannot be exerted, Scotland faces the “bleak prospect” of further austerity.

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