Former SNP leader Alex Salmond to set up new political party in Scotland

Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond has announced he is setting up a new political party to run in the Scottish Parliament elections in May.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 2:17 pm
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 2:21 pm

Mr Salmond said the Alba Party will be a list party under his leadership.

He said: “Over the next six weeks we will promote new ideas about taking Scotland forward, giving primacy to economic recovery from the pandemic and the achievement of independence for our country.

“We expect to field a minimum of four candidates in each regional list and we’re hoping to elect Alba MSPs from every area of Scotland.”

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