The Scottish Parliament has re-elected Nicola Sturgeon as the First Minister of Scotland.

Ruth Maguire MSP was pleased to participate in the vote to decide the new First Minster, held in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 18 May.  

The SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, was elected by Members of the Scottish Parliament receiving 64 votes from the 129 MSPs. With opposition candidate Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross receiving 31 votes and Willie Rennie, Liberal Democrats leader 4 votes.

Following the result, the First Minister spoke about working for all of Scotland, recovering from the pandemic and Scotland’s right to choose independence.

Speaking after the vote, Ruth Maguire MSP for Cunninghame commented:

“There was only one candidate with the experience to lead Scotland into a recovery.  Nicola Sturgeon has shown throughout the pandemic her unwavering commitment to protect the Scottish people.

“As we look to brighter days ahead, I am certain Nicola Sturgeon will lead a Scottish Government committed to making Scotland and better place to live and work and will ensure that Scotland future is Scotland’s choice”.