Alex Salmond to run for UK parliament in 2015

December 7, 2014 5:46 PM

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Alex Salmond to run for UK parliament in 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond said on Sunday he would run for a seat in the British parliament at next May's election in order to help ensure Scotland gets the extra powers it was promised.

Salmond, who stood down as First Minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader last month after spearheading an unsuccessful campaign for Scottish independence, said his party would have an opportunity to wield significant power if the election result is as close as many expect.

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