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Former First Minister of Scotland

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Alex Salmond: Former First Minister of Scotland
Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond is a Scottish politician who served as the First Minister of Scotland from 2007 to 2014. He was the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) for over 20 years, serving two terms, from 1990 to 2000 and from 2004 to 2014. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Banff and Buchan between 1987 and 2010, when he stood down to focus on his role as First Minister, and then for Gordon from 2015 to 2017, when he lost his seat to Scottish Conservative candidate Colin Clark. During the 2015–2017 parliament, he was the SNP International Affairs and Europe spokesperson in the House of Commons.

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Ruth Davidson accuses Nicola Sturgeon of 'abuse of power' [Video]

Ruth Davidson accuses Nicola Sturgeon of 'abuse of power'

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted she has “nothing to hide” in relation to the AlexSalmond inquiry, after being accused of misleading Parliament about when shefirst knew about allegations against him...

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Tory MSP dismissed from chamber after calling Nicola Sturgeon a liar [Video]

Tory MSP dismissed from chamber after calling Nicola Sturgeon a liar

A Conservative MSP has been kicked out of the Scottish Parliament’s debatingchamber after calling Nicola Sturgeon a liar. Oliver Mundell claimed the FirstMinister had lied when promising the Scottish..

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Defence claim woman fabricated allegations
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Alex Salmond: Accuser says she felt 'hunted' by former first minister before alleged sexual assault

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Gogglebox edits out Alex Salmond comments over sexual assault case fears

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