Nicola Sturgeon

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Nicola Sturgeon
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First Meenister o Scotland
Assumed office
20 November 2014
Deputy John Swinney
Precedit bi Alex Salmond
Leader o the Scots Naitional Pairty
Assumed office
14 November 2014
Deputy Stewart Hosie
Angus Robertson
Precedit bi Alex Salmond
Deputy First Meenister o Scotland
In office
17 Mey 2007 – 19 November 2014
First Meenister Alex Salmond
Precedit bi Nicol Stephen
Succeedit bi John Swinney
Cabinet Secretar for Infrastructur, Investment an Ceeties
In office
5 September 2012 – 19 November 2014
First Meenister Alex Salmond
Precedit bi Alex Neil
Succeedit bi Keith Brown
Cabinet Secretar for Heal an Wellbein
In office
17 Mey 2007 – 5 September 2012
First Meenister Alex Salmond
Precedit bi Andy Kerr
Succeedit bi Alex Neil
Depute Leader o the Scots Naitional Pairty
In office
3 September 2004 – 14 November 2014
Leader Alex Salmond
Precedit bi Roseanna Cunningham
Succeedit bi Stewart Hosie
Member o the Scots Pairlament
for Glesga Soothside
Assumed office
6 Mey 2011
Precedit bi Constituency creatit
Majority 9,593 (38.5%)
Member o the Scots Pairlament
for Glesga Govan
In office
3 Mey 2007 – 5 Mey 2011
Precedit bi Gordon Jackson
Succeedit bi Constituency abolished
Member o the Scots Pairlament
for Glesga
In office
6 Mey 1999 – 3 Mey 2007
Precedit bi Constituency creatit
Succeedit bi Bob Doris
Personal details
Born Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon
(1970-07-19) 19 Julie 1970 (age 47)
Irvine, Scotland
Poleetical pairty Scots Naitional Pairty
Spoose(s) Peter Murrell
Residence Bute House
Alma mater Varsity o Glesga
Profession Solicitor

Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon (born 19 Julie 1970) is the current First Meenister o Scotland an the leader o the Scots Naitional Pairty (SNP), in office syne 2014. She is the first wumman tae haud aither poseetion. Sturgeon haes been a member o the Scots Pairlament syne 1999, first as an addeetional member for the Glesga electoral region frae 1999 tae 2007, an as the member for Glasgow Southside syne 2007 (kent as Glesga Govan frae 2007 tae 2011).

A law graduate o the University o Glesga, Sturgeon wirked as a solicitor in Glesga. Efter bein electit tae the Scots Pairlament, she served successively as the SNP's shaidae meenister for eddication, heal an juistice. In 2004 she annoonced that she wad staund as a candidate for the leadership o the SNP follaein the resignation o John Swinney. Houiver, she later widrew frae the contest in favour o Alex Salmond, staundin insteid as depute leader on a jynt ticket wi Salmond.

Baith war subsequently electit, an as Salmond wis still an MP in the Hoose o Commons, Sturgeon led the SNP in the Scots Pairlament frae 2004 tae 2007. The SNP won the heichest nummer o seats in the Scots Pairlament in the 2007 election an Salmond wis subsequently appyntit First Meenister. He appyntit Sturgeon as Depute First Meenister an Cabinet Secretar for Heal an Wellbein. She wis appyntit as Cabinet Secretar for Infrastructur, Investment an Ceeties in 2012.

Follaein the defeat o the "Yes" campaign in the 2014 Scots unthirldom referendum, Salmond annoonced that he wad be resignin as pairty leader at the SNP pairty conference that November, an wad resign as First Meenister efter a new leader wis chosen.[1] Na ane ense wis nominatit for the post bi the time nominations closed, leavin Sturgeon tae tak the party leadership unopponed at the SNP's annual conference. She wis formally electit tae succeed Salmond as First Meenister on 19 November.[2]

Forbes magazine ranked Sturgeon as the 50t maist pouerfu wumman in the warld in 2016 an 2nt in the Unitit Kinrick.[3][4] In 2015, BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour assessed Sturgeon tae be the maist pouerful an influential wumman in the Unitit Kinrick.[5]

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  1. Libby Brooks (19 September 2014). "Alex Salmond's resignation could give Nicola Sturgeon her day of destiny". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. Campbell, Glenn (13 November 2014). "The transition from Alex Salmond to Nicola Sturgeon". BBC News. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  3. "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes. Forbes.com LLC. Retrieved 6 Juin 2016. 
  4. "Nicola Sturgeon ranked second most powerful woman in UK". BBC News. 6 Juin 2016. Retrieved 6 Juin 2016. 
  5. "Nicola Sturgeon tops Woman's Hour power list". BBC. Retrieved 1 Julie 2015.