Did Alex Salmond’s resignation lead to the astonishing rise of the SNP?

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The Scottish National Party candidate for Gordon in Aberdeenshire has been called many things: arrogant, self-aggrandising and independence-obsessed to name a few. But Alex Salmond as selfless? That sounds downright counter-intuitive. Yet nine months on from announcing his resignation as first minister and leader of the SNP, Salmond’s decision to leave office looks likely to have a profound impact upon electoral and constitutional politics in the UK for the foreseeable future.


Period5 May 2015

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