Salmond launches his bid for a seat in Westminster

Alex Salmond has launched his bid for a seat in Westminster at next year's General Election.

The former Scotland First Minister formally announced his candidacy for the Gordon constituency at an event in Aberdeenshire.

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Salmond finds it 'impossible to stand on the sidelines'

Scotland's former First Minister Alex Salmond has confirmed he will stand for a seat at Westminster.

Mr Salmond said he was finding it "impossible to stand on the sidelines".

ITV News Scotland Correspondent Debi Edward reports.

MP says constituents will be delighted to reject Salmond

Malcolm Bruce, the Lib Dem MP for Gordon, said he was sure his constituents would be "delighted" to have the chance to reject Alex Salmond at the next election.

Liberal Democrat MP for Gordon Malcolm Bruce, who is standing down at the General Election. Credit: IAN NICHOLSON/PA Archive/Press Association Images

''People in Gordon rejected the First Minister's independence plans overwhelmingly at the referendum," Bruce said.

''I am sure that they would be delighted to have the chance to reject him again in May. Bring it on.''

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Alex Salmond to stand as MP at General Election

Alex Salmond Credit: PA Wire

Scotland's former First Minister Alex Salmond is to stand for a seat in Westminster at next year's General Election.

The ex-SNP leader is expected to formally announce his candidacy for the Gordon constituency on Sunday.

The seat is currently held by Lib Dem MP Sir Malcolm Bruce, who is retiring next May.

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