Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon was born in Ayrshire Central Hospital in Irvine, on 19 July 1970. She is the eldest of three daughters born to Robin Sturgeon (born 1948), an electrician, and Joan Kerr Sturgeon (née Ferguson, born 1952), a dental nurse. Her family has some roots in North East England; her paternal grandmother was from Ryhope in what is now the City of Sunderland.
Sturgeon grew up in Prestwick and Dreghorn. She attended Dreghorn Primary School from 1975 to 1982 and Greenwood Academy from 1982 to 1988. She later studied at the University of Glasgow, where she studied Law. Sturgeon graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 1992 and a Diploma in Legal Practice the following year. During her time at Glasgow University she was active as a member of the Glasgow University Scottish Nationalist Association and the students’ representative council.
Following her graduation, Sturgeon completed her legal traineeship at McClure Naismith, a Glasgow firm of solicitors, in 1995. After qualifying as a solicitor, she worked for Bell & Craig, a firm of solicitors in Stirling, and later at the DrumchapelLaw Centre in Glasgow from 1997 until her election to the Scottish Parliament in 1999.
Hoạt động và sự nghiệp
- Scotland’s First Minister Nicola opposed the Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May.
- She stated that no Scottish government could possibly accept a deal which left the country poorer and went against the wishes of the Scottish people.
- In June, the Scottish National Party managed to remain the largest party in Scotland but lost 21 of the 56 constituencies it collected in 2015.
- That forced Sturgeon to end her plan for a second go at an independence referendum, which would’ve given Scots the opportunity to exit the U.K.
- Sturgeon has reinforced the case for continued membership of the single market and customs union.