Alex Salmond is standing down. Here's what you need to know

Alex Salmond is standing down as SNP leader and Scottish first minister after Scotland voted no to independence.

In last night's poll 1,617,989 (45 per cent) voted Yes to an independent Scotland while 2,001,926 (55 per cent) voted No.

In a statement today Mr Salmond said he was proud of the campaign but he had decided to step down after the SNP conference in November.

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