Scottish lesbian political leader gets engaged

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MAY 05: Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale (R) and her partner Louise Riddell arrives at St Ninian & Triduana RC Church to vote in the Scottish Parliament elections on May 5, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Today, dubbed "Super Thursday", sees the British public vote in countrywide elections to choose members for the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly, the Northern Ireland Assembly, Local Councils, a new London Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioners. There are around 45 million registered voters in the UK and polling stations open from 7am until 10pm. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Kezia Dugdale has announced her engagement with her partner Louise Riddell – just months after coming out. The Labour politician became the fourth Scottish party leader to come out in April, when she said: “I have a female partner. I don’t talk about it very much because I don’t feel I need to.”

Ms Dugdale revealed that she and Ms Riddell are now engaged, after popping the question on a holiday to Puerto Soller, Mallorca. She told the Daily Record: “I’m utterly thrilled to be marrying the love of my life and we can’t wait to start planning. “We hope this news brings a smile to a few peoples faces and we’ll certainly be toasting all those campaigners and activists who made marriage equality possible.” Ms Dugdale tweeted: “So, [Louise] and I got engaged and we couldn’t be happier!”

And there is nothing for us to add except the warmest congratulations.

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