Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon : A Political Life

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How did working-class girl from Ayrshire become one of Scotland and the UK's most prominent politicians?Identified as a rising star by the SNP leadership shortly after she joined the party as a teenager, when the Nationalists formed their first Scottish Government in 2007 Nicola Sturgeon swiftly became one of its most successful ministers. By the time Alex Salmond resigned as First Minister after the No vote in the Scottish independence referendum, she was viewed as his natural successor, leading her party to its remarkable success at the 2015 general election.In this book, David Torrance traces the life and career of a remarkable woman.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 25mm | 343g
  • BIRLINN LTD
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 Plates, color
  • 1780273452
  • 9781780273457
  • 1,311,946

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'Indispensable ... illuminating' -- Alex Massie 'A fascinating portrait' -- Euan McColm
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About David Torrance

David Torrance was a journalist and broadcaster as well as the author and editor of more than a dozen books on Scottish politics and history. He completed a PhD in history and political science in 2017. Like all good Scotsmen, he lives in London,

where he is a constitutional specialist at the House of Commons Library.
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