Salutations. I hope you know who Nicola Sturgeon is-or else we can’t be friends. I kid. But if you don’t know who she is, well I am happy to shed some light on this bonnie lass/girl. After all, knowledge is power. You are welcome.
Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon was born on 19 July 1970. She is a Scottish politician and is the 5th and current FIRST MINISTER of SCOTLAND and she is leader of the SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY, Sturgeon has been in office since 2014. She is the first woman to hold either aforementioned positions. Right On. Mad respect for her and what she has accomplished. Sturgeon is a law graduate from the University of Glasgow and has worked as a solicitor. And if you know me at all, I have got massive love for solicitors and barristers. But Scots Law (Scottish Law) is different from English Law and I am all about The English Legal System. But enough about me.
Sturgeon was elected to Scottish Parliament in 1999 and served as the SNP’s shadow minister for education, health and justice. In 2004 she announced that she would stand as a candidate for leadership of the SNP but later withdrew in favour of Alex Salmond. Sturgeon and Salmond. I will refrain from saying anything unkind but…what’s up with those fishy surnames?
Later, Sturgeon stood as deputy leader on a joint ticket with Salmond. It was a match made in fish heaven. And for Scotland too. Both were elected and as Salmon was still an MP in the House of Commons, Sturgeon led the SNP in the Scottish Parliament from 2004-2007. So then (stay with me) in 2007 Salmond was elected to the Scottish Parliament following the 2007 election and was appointed First Minister of Scotland. It was no surprise that he appointed Sturgeon as Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing…and for Fisheries in Scotland. Kidding.
Below is a picture of Alex Salmond. He is not one of my favourite politicians. He comes across as bossy and arrogant. One or the other is ok-but both? No bueno. But that is just me. Ask a Scottish person what they think of Alex Salmond and they may tell you something different.
So in 2014, following the defeat of the ‘Yes Scotland’ campaign in the 2014 independence referendum, (when the Scots wanted to essentially divorce England), Alex Salmond announced that he would resign as leader of the party conference that November, and that he would resign as First Minister after a new leader was chosen. No one else was nominated for the post which left Sturgeon to take up the leadership unopposed. Sturgeon was formally elected to succeed Salmond as First Minister. In short, she is a BOSS. Oh and she can handle herself as well as handle Prime Minister David Cameron. So yay for her.
This has been a pretty comprehensive overview, but if you want to know more check out this link: