Scottish first Prime Minister Alex Salmond has stepped down following today’s resounding ‘No’ vote with up to 55% of the Scottish public choosing to stay in the United Kingdom, therefore rejecting independence.
At a press conference in Edingburgh on Friday afternoon, the former Scottish leader who vigorously led the ‘Yes’ campaign along with his deputy Nicola Sturgeon announced he will be standing down as First Minister and leader of the Scottish National party at the party’s national conference in November.
Mr Salmond said the fact that over 1.6 million people chose to vote for independence was a sign that the campaign was valid and urged the Scottish public to hold Westminster to their words in the aftermath of the referendum.
He also said that David Cameron will be judged on how he implements many of the promises made during the last days before the referendum adding that ‘Westminster did not dictate the future of Scotland’.
Earlier today, Mr Salmond had urged all of Scotland to accept the overwhelming decision of the Scottish public to remain in the UK.