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Nicola Sturgeon A Political Life

by David Torrance

Nicola Sturgeon A Political Life Synopsis

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.

Nicola Sturgeon A Political Life Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780273457
Publication date: 1st August 2016
Author: David Torrance
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Biography: historical, political & military, Political leaders & leadership,

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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