The member of the Scottish Parliament, Kezia Dugdale surprised the world after she revealed her sexuality as a lesbian. Although she got engaged to her long-time partner, the leader of the Scottish Labour Party could not cherish her bond. But she once again found her love interest and is sharing an active relationship with her new partner.
Kezia is known as an openly lesbian Scottish politician who served as a leader of the Scottish Labour Party. The University of Edinburgh also has a weekly column in Edinburgh Evening News and the Daily Record.
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The 37-year-old Scottish labor party leader Kezia Dugdale openly revealed her sexuality as a lesbian during early 2016. She talked with The Guardian in April 2016 and addressed that she has a female partner. Later, Kezia revealed that she was in a relationship with her partner Louise Riddell.
Moreover, the Scottish politician was engaged to be married to Louise. However, just five months after their engagement, the lesbian couples decided to call off their relationship and had their split in December 2016. In the official statement of Labor spokesman, Kezia, and her partner of nine years Louise addressed their privacy.
Kezia Dugdale splits with her long-time partner and fiancee Louise Riddell in December 2016 (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
Louise, who was one-year junior to Keiza, met each other in a house party in 2008 and stayed in a flat in Edinburgh. The estranged duo had their engagement in Port de Soller, Majorca in August 2016. The iTV contestant Keiza was together with her fiancee Louise for almost nine years.
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After her split with her longtime partner, Kezia started dating an SNP politician, Ms. Gilruth. The couple, who inaugurated their romance in March 2017, addressed their relationship on a joint statement in July 2017 where they said:
We don’t consider this to be ‘news’ – but we appreciate others might and we want to go about our daily lives normally. We would like to thank our friends, family and colleagues for their kindness over the past few months and for their love and support. We’d politely ask that our privacy is respected because while we are both politicians, we are also human beings – in a new relationship, which we cherish.”
Kezia Dugdale and her partner Ms. Gilruth started dating in March 2017 (Photo: independent.co.uk)
The lesbian duo became friends on a cross-party politics trip during the summer of 2016. Her partner Gilruth is a former teacher and a Parliamentary liaison officer of John Swinney.
Although she dated women in the past, Keiza has yet to reveal whether or not she dated men in the past. As of October 2018, the Scottish politician has not mentioned her possible husband in any of her interviews. Kezia is sharing a healthy bond with her lesbian partner Ms. Gilruth.
How Much Is Kezia Dugdale's Net Worth?
Kezia Dugdale, 37, has accumulated her net worth from her career as a Scottish politician. According to Payscale, the average Scottish Parliament salary is £28K per year. From 2014 to 2015, Kezia served as the Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party and became the member if the Scottish Parliament.
The politician worked as a leader of the Scottish Labour Party from August 2015 to August 2017. Besides her political works, she emerged as a contestant of iTV show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here during November 2017.
Born on 28 August 1981, Kezia Dugdale has her hometown in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her parents who were both teachers had their divorce when Keiza was 15 years old. Her father Jeff Dugdale is a Tory turned Nationalist while her mother Gillian remained a loose voter. Jeff is also a retired Deputy Rector and English teacher who wrote for STAMP Magazine.
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Kezia attended the University of Edinburgh and studied policy after finishing her law studies at the University of Aberdeen. After her graduation, she joined the parliamentary assistant and represented the Lothian Region in 2011. The Scottish politician stands at the casual height and has the birth sign as Virgo.