ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: July 14, 2016
Nicola Sturgeon: A Political Life
By (author) David Torrance
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.
David Torrance is a freelance journalist based in London, and author of a number of political biographies, including George Younger,David Steel and Alex Salmond.