Alba Party leader Alex Salmond will launch his party’s General Election campaign in Dundee on Monday.

The former first minister will be joined by the new independence party’s candidates for Dundee Central and for Arbroath and Broughty Ferry.

Alan Ross, a former councillor for the Lochee ward of Dundee from 2007 to 2022, will stand for the Dundee Central seat while Ghazi Khan, a civil engineer, will contest the new Arbroath and Broughty Ferry constituency.

The party’s campaign team is expected to gather outside the V&A Dundee design museum on the city’s waterfront at 11am to formally launch their Westminster campaign.

Dundee became the first Scottish city to back independence in 2014, voting 57% to 43% in favour of Yes during the referendum of that year.

Mr Salmond said: “Alba are the real deal on independence.

“The SNP are all over the place.

“The SNP say they will beg Keir Starmer for a referendum.

“Alba say that we should seek a direct independence mandate from the people at each and every election.

“Thus in this election each and every vote for Alba will count for independence.

“In two years time at the Scottish elections the Alba message will carry the country.

“Alba are delighted that a recent surge in local party membership means that we can contest both seats containing the Yes city of Dundee and with two outstanding candidates.”

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