ALEX Salmond has said he wants his Alba party to be a "home for the lost souls of the national movement" and contest next year’s council elections despite its humiliation in the Holyrood race.The former First Minister insisted Alba “will continue and it will flourish” even though it won just 1.7 per cent of the list vote and had no MSPs elected.
Nicola Sturgeon predicts she and Alex Salmond will never heal rift NICOLA Sturgeon has said she does not expect to reconcile with Alex Salmond after the pair’s bitter falling out.The First Minister said she didn’t think she and her predecessor would ever “go back to the way things were”.
The former First Minister was not successful - despite a high profile campaign to get elected.Alex Salmond has failed to win a seat at the Scottish election with his new political party.The Alba Party, launched six weeks ago at the start of the campaign, had hoped to create a 'super-majority' for independence in the Holyrood chamber.
Alex Salmond insists his new Alba party put in 'creditable performance' despite picking up zero seats in Scottish vote
Alex Salmond suffered political humiliation today as the former first minister admitted he did not anticipate his new Alba Party would gain any seats in a poor debut Scottish election.The pro-independence party, which launched at the start of the Holyrood campaign, had been fighting on the regional list section of the ballot, with the declared aim of winning an independence 'supermajority'.
Salmond not the only gambler as Sturgeon rolls referendum dice NICOLA Sturgeon sneered at Alex Salmond early in the campaign after he launched his new Alba party, calling him a “gambler” who “backs horses on a daily basis”.But the former first minister is not the only one prone to a flutter.
The former First Minister predicted Ms Sturgeon would continue to 'prevaricate' over the separation of Scotland from the UK Alex Salmond has hit out at Nicola Sturgeon after his attempt at a political comeback looked set to end in a humiliating failure.The former First Minister said pro-independence voters had “missed an opportunity” by failing to back his new Alba Party, which he conceded would fail to win a single seat.
NICOLA Sturgeon "lost her nerve" on independence and has never recovered it, Alex Salmond has said.The former First Minister also said many of the SNP leadership are "among the most graceless people I've ever come across".It comes after he admitted his Alba Party is unlikely to make an electoral breakthrough as initial results indicate it has failed to attract support.
Alex Salmond has insisted he will stay on as the leader of the Alba Party and help it “bloom” despite admitting that it is unlikely to win any seats at the Holyrood election.The former First Minister created the pro-independence party six weeks ago with the aim of achieving a supermajority for leaving the UK at the Scottish Parliament.
ONE of the woman who complained against Alex Salmond has been "incapacitated by depression" and become a "shadow of her former self" amid his return to politics.During the trial in March last year, the woman, known as "Woman F", was one of the first to speak out about the former First Minister's alleged inappropriate behaviour.
Referred to as “Woman F” during Salmond’s criminal trial, she received an apology from him for inappropriate behaviour in 2013 The husband of an Alex Salmond accuser claims the ex-first minister’s political resurgence has left his wife “incapacitated by depression”.Referred to as “Woman F” during Salmond’s criminal trial, she received an apology from him for inappropriate behaviour in 2013.
Scottish Election 2021 results: Alex Salmond may not lead Alba after election following poor show at ballot box
Alex Salmond has said he is undecided whether he will stand for Alba Party leadership following the election amid a poor return at the polls for the party.Mr Salmond, speaking at the Aberdeen count, said he had agreed to act as interim leader during the election campaign, but that he had not yet committed to stand for election at the party conference, which is due to be held over the summer.
ALBA Party leader Alex Salmond looked crestfallen as he admitted they could finish up with NO seats.The ex-First Minister admitted his new pro-indy force would struggle to gain any MSPs in Holyrood after they were snubbed by voters.⚠️ Read our Scottish Election live blog for the latest news & updates Mr Salmond claimed the party hadn’t had enough time to pick up voters - and blamed the BBC for not inviting him to any election debates in the run-up to the votes.
ALEX Salmond has admitted his Alba Party is unlikely to make an electoral breakthrough as initial results showed it has failed to attract support.The former First Minister suggested the election "was perhaps too early to make the breakthrough we were looking for".Speaking to Bauer Media earlier in the day, he appeared to play down expectations by saying success for Alba was simply “registering as a political party” and on the political spectrum.
Former First Minister Alex Salmond says his party’s “success” lies in “registering as a political party and registering on the political spectrum”.The Alba Party candidate made an early appearance at the P&J Live on Friday where ballots are being counted for the Scottish Parliament elections.
Former First Minister Alex Salmond has said that the success of Alba is ‘registering as a political party’.Speaking on Friday in Aberdeen as votes are counted across the country, Mr Salmond said that rather than assessing their success on the number of seats they win, he views their success simply as having “registered as a political party on the political spectrum”.
Judges have been urged not to jail a former diplomat who was found to be in contempt of court after covering the Alex Salmond trial on his blog.Craig Murray, a former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, attended two days of Mr Salmond's trial in March 2020, sitting in the public gallery, and wrote about it on his website.
Salmond inquiry: Parliament bill for legal advice topped £40,000 The Scottish Parliament spent more than £40,000 on legal advice as MSPs investigated the Scottish Government’s handling of sexual harassment allegations made against former first minister Alex Salmond.New papers released by Holyrood showed that the bill for external legal advice came to £41,633.
A former Dundee University Rector who published “unlawful” information about the identities of women who gave evidence against Alex Salmond will be sentenced on Monday.The High Court in Edinburgh heard on Friday Craig Murray – once British ambassador to Uzbekistan – may be be unable to “cope” in prison.