Alex Salmond resigns from SNP after sexual misconduct claims

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Former leader of Scottish National Party quits to fight allegations that he denies

Alex Salmond has dramatically quit the Scottish National party as he seeks to clear his name of sexual misconduct charges.

The former SNP leader and first minister, who brought the party to power at Holyrood in 2007 and close to winning an independence referendum in 2014, said he wanted to focus on his judicial review against the Scottish government.

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