Scottish lesbian Labour leader resigns

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 resigned as leader of the Scottish Labour Party after leading it for 2 years.Jeremy Corbyn, seen as being to Ms Dugdale’s left, took over as leader of the UK Labour Party during the same time period. She said she had given the task of achieving that all she had. “But with nearly four years now until the next Scottish Parliament elections, I am convinced that the party needs a new leader with fresh energy, drive and a new mandate to take the party into that contest,” she added. She also previously hinted that her current girlfriend is also from political surrounding. But they were not going to reveal any details of their relationships which still needed space and time.The next Scottish Parliament elections are set for 2021, with Westminster elections due in 2022. The new leader will be Scottish Labour’s fifth since the party left UK office in 2010. Former UK party leader Ed Miliband was among the first to pay tribute on Twitter.


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