Alex Salmond plans to return to Westminster

If the good people of East Sussex think I’m as big a danger to the Westminster Parliament as Guy Fawkes, then they’re right.

Alex Salmond

Scotland’s former First Minister, Alex Salmond is attempting to make a return to the Westminster Parliament in May 2015. Salmond who has always enjoyed the House of Commons, will likely play a key role mentoring and building what is expected to be a much larger SNP parliamentary party. He has said he will not be seeking to lead the group and will donate one of his salaries to a local youth group for the year that he is serving as both an MSP and MP.

The seat he is seeking is Gordon which is currently held by Lib Dem MP, Malcolm Bruce who is stepping down.

Obviously Salmond sees his role as ensuring that commitments made by the Better Together during the election campaign are met.

Will he make it to Westminster? And if he does will he make a difference there?

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  • Croiteir

    I smile at the thought of the gunpowder plot being dragged in, the English nationalists who wanted to blow the Scottish monarch back to the highlands would be bemused at the thought of the English trying to hold them back. Odd how things turn out.

  • Ernekid

    With Alex leading the Party in Westminster and Nicola leading the Party in Holyrood the future is looking bright for the SNP

  • barnshee

    A bit more devolution and England can tell the jocks to f**k off and run their own show –and take their SNP seats with them— cant`wait for the jocks to overreach themselves

  • Sergiogiorgio

    Underestimate Alex at your peril. Hung parliament anyone, with SNP slaughtering the Scottish Labour vote next year. Salmond holding the balance of power. Deputy Prime Minister material. Scottish independence by another route. Ca’ canny?

  • Dan

    He’s an overrated blowhard whose referendum campaign was lost due to his own lamentable failure to convince the electorate when pressed on the detail.. He’s in love with his own hype.

  • SeaanUiNeill

    Ah, Dan, but whatever else you can say about Alex, he’s not the one suffering from Stockholm Syndrome!

    “Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors.” (Thank you Wikipedia).

    Also now known as “55% syndrome” in Scotland.

  • Comrade Stalin

    I agree with this. Salmond is very charismatic, a hell of an operator.

    The election campaign will be about sending a message to the Tories’ Lib Dem collaborators.

  • Thomas Girvan

    He is now trying to rewrite history.
    I saw him with Andrew Neill saying the Govt, have defaulted on their promise to deliver Devo-Max. They didn’t make any such promise!
    When will he accept the will of the Scottish people. he lost the referendum?
    Now that the oil revenues are drying up I think he has missed the boat.
    With an unpopular Tory Government, welfare reform, and the rise of UKIP, he had everything going for him.
    He lost, that’s it.
    See you in 2034!
    (I wonder if he gets elected will the Shinners encourage him not to take his seat?
    Just a thought!)

  • Pat Magee

    neither can the jocks