Alex Salmond announces he is to stand fro UK parliament
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Alex Salmond: Ex-SNP leader confirms UK parliament bid

Former SNP leader and First Minister Alex Salmond has announced he is to stand for a seat at Westminster at next May's General Election.

He unveiled his candidacy for his party's nomination in the Gordon constituency at a meeting in Ellon.

The seat is currently held by retiring Lib Dem MP Sir Malcolm Bruce.

Mr Salmond said the north east of Scotland had been his "political home" since he entered representative politics.

Catriona Renton reports.

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