Who is Nicola Sturgeon?

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:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/one-year-battle-words-between-sturgeon-cameron-scottish-leader-has-already-won-1520391

 

Cheers

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3 comments

  1. Laura (PA Pict) · January 10, 2016

    I was interested reading your take on Nicola Sturgeon. I was not resident in the UK during the recent political campaigns but my impression is that she impressed a lot of people even when they disagreed with her political perspective. I’ve met her a couple of times and she came across very well interpersonally in addition to her public persona. More broadly, it’s great that the main parties at Holyrood are all being led by impressive women. I hope they are an inspiration for young women.

    • samdfb1 · January 10, 2016

      Oh how cool that you’ve met her. She seems clever and kind in equal measure. Holyrood is where it’s at-as they say, as well as serves as an inspiration for women everywhere.

  2. samdfb1 · March 14

    Reblogged this on Life in London and commented:

    Hello and hi. Oh Nicola…how could you? Nicola Sturgeon has lost the plot. Or rather, she has lost her mind. Yes. Yes, she has. Who does she think she is? Yesterday, Nicola Sturgeon announced that she would seek a second independence referendum. In brief, the people of Scotland will vote (again) whether or not they want to leave the UK. Don’t leave Scotland…stay. We belong together. We are stronger together. Yes.

    In addition, Scotland needs to request (yes, request) the right to hold the referendum…and the UK government needs to agree. This should be fun. Not. Like I said: Oh, Nicola, how could you?

    I can tell you this…Theresa May was NOT impressed with Sturgeon’s announcement. Will blog on this topic later, but now- get to know Nicola Sturgeon here…

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