:: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 ::

Oh, Sandy

SNP Leadership Watch

Scotsman.com News - Politics - Salmond wins support of an unlikely ally

Alex Neil has backed Alex Salmond for the leadership of the SNP. But he has also called for a vote for Christine Graham for deputy leader rather than Salmond's running mate Nicola Sturgeon.

This has surprised some, seemingly including Salmond himself, as Neil and Salmond have been somewhat bitter rivals in the past.

What it demonstrates is that Mr Neil knows that Mr Salmond will win (everyone knows this) and therefore wants to gain as much influence as he can and also wants to try to ensure that his choice of deputy, the 'fundamentalist' left-of-centre Christine Graham, wins.

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