Salmond starts SNP Dunfermline by-election campaign

ALEX Salmond has launched the Scottish National Party’s campaign for the Dunfermline by-election.

Alex Salmond. Picture: Neil Hanna

The constituency is being contested after Bill Walker, an SNP politician who then became an independent MSP, resigned from the Holyrood seat after being convicted of a string of domestic abuse offences.

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Nationalists have selected the former MSP Shirley-Anne Somerville to contest the by-election which is taking place this month.

As he campaigned in the Fife town, the SNP leader said that only a vote for her would secure the “people’s policies in Dunfermline”.