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Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon is Scotland’s longest-serving First Minister, holding office since 2014. Leader of the Scottish National Party, her avowed aim is Scottish independence through a second referendum on the matter. She has said that she wants one to be held in 2023. Sturgeon, born in 1970, is the first woman to lead her party or to be First Minister. Find our latest news and comment from Scotland editor Chris Deerin, here.