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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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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