Former first minister candidate Ash Regan has resigned from the SNP to join the Alba Party.

Regan announced her switch to Alba, the party founded by former first minister Alex Salmond, on Saturday.

She will now be Alba’s first and only MSP and has been given the title of Holyrood leader for the party.

Announcing the move, she said had a “clear focus on reinvigorating the cause of Independence”.

Regan, who secured just over 11% of the votes when she stood in the race to succeed Nicola Sturgeon earlier this year, said she was defecting from the SNP because it had “lost its focus”.

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