Runners and Riders
Through the twists and turns of speculation over who might or might not stand, my approach to this contest has been direct. I was the first to announce my candidacy, the first to lodge my nomination papers and I believe I will be in first place when the ballot papers are counted.
My decision to stand was my own and I seek no endorsement other than that of the party at large.
I firmly believe that I am the person best placed to unite the party and to take us forward, to secure independence for our country.
We have a new system of one member one vote in the SNP and I look forward to this contest in which it is the members who will decide.