Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, a former SNP MP, is amongst 32 candidates introduced by Alex Salmond’s new Alba Occasion.
Ms Ahmed-Sheikh, who represented Ochil and South Perthshire between 2015 and 2017, is on the prime of Alba’s checklist for the Central Scotland area within the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections.
She is the most recent determine to hitch from the SNP for the reason that former first minister introduced his new political get together final week.
Ms Ahmed-Sheikh, who was the SNP’s girls’s and equalities convener till 2018, beforehand labored with Mr Salmond on his tv present for the RT channel.
On Wednesday, Alba mentioned it had met its goal of standing 4 candidates in every regional checklist in Scotland – a complete of 32. It won’t be fielding candidates within the constituency ballots.
Revealing the checklist of 32 candidates, Mr Salmond mentioned: “It is a thrilling checklist with a depth of expertise, variety and expertise which I’m proud to guide into the election.
“5 days in the past I requested what number of would rally to the Alba customary. The reply comes on this vastly spectacular checklist in the present day.
“Alba is ready to make a big effect as we search to construct the #Supermajority for independence within the subsequent Scottish Parliament.”
Sitting SNP MPs Kenny MacAskill and Neale Hanvey have switched their get together affiliation to Alba, whereas quite a lot of different SNP representatives have additionally joined.
Alba says that girls make up 56% of its candidates whereas males make up 44%.