Scottish Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate Christine Jardine today said that people in Gordon are counting the cost of seven years of Alex Salmond as reports emerged that the former First Minister is set to seek the SNP candidacy for the North East Scotland seat at the UK general election.
Commenting, Christine Jardine said:
"People in the North East are counting the cost of 7 years of Alex Salmond. We have been short changed by millions of pounds in council funding, our roads have been neglected and our NHS is at breaking point. While Alex Salmond's mind was on his independence crusade, doctors, nurses, patients and vital public sector workers were being let down.
"I'm delighted the former First Minister is set to put an end to the game playing. The people of Gordon deserve better, just as they deserve an MP who will stand up for what's important to them, not chase their personal political agenda at the cost of what's best for the people of the North East.
I intend to be a strong voice for all the people if Gordon."
Gordon MP Sir Malcolm Bruce added:
"People in Gordon rejected the First Minister's independence plans overwhelmingly at the referendum. I am sure that they would be delighted to have the chance to reject him again in May. Bring it on."