March 28, 2023

Scotland’s first minister resigns out of ‘duty and love’ for Scotland | United Kingdom

The First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) has today tendered her resignation as head of the Scottish government and the independence party. At a press conference in Edinburgh, Nicola Sturgeon revealed that she will stand down from both posts until a successor is found, but will remain in the Holyrood parliament as an MP.

The news of this decision by 52-year-old Sturgeon – the first female prime minister, the longest-serving prime minister and one of the most electorally successful political leaders in Scottish history – surprised many.

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