19 Sep 2014
Alex Salmond has today announced he will resign both as First Minister and leader of the SNP following defeat in the independence referendum.
Commenting, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP said:
“Alex Salmond has been the dominant figure in Scottish politics for the last seven years.
“No-one can dispute his political achievements, nor fail to acknowledge his political gifts.
“He has done the right thing in resigning.
“While the referendum campaign has been hugely invigorating, by its very nature it has divided too.
“His decision to step down will help our country come back together again.
“I am pleased that the First Minister says he will continue to serve in Scottish politics.
“Scotland will benefit from his experience and service as we move forward.”