Nicola Sturgeon MSP

  • MSP for Glasgow Southside

Depute Leader of the Scottish National Party
Deputy First Minister of Scotland
Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities


Nicola Sturgeon is Deputy First Minister of Scotland, with responsibility for Government strategy and the Constitution. She is also Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities. Nicola is the MSP for Glasgow Southside constituency.

Nicola was born in Irvine in 1970. She joined the SNP at the age of 16 and has been campaigning for Scottish independence ever since. Before she became an MSP, Nicola worked as a solicitor at Drumchapel Law Centre, helping people with legal problems.

Nicola was elected as an MSP representing the city of Glasgow in 1999 and was re-elected as a Glasgow MSP in 2003. In 2007 Nicola won the Glasgow Govan constituency from Labour.

Following a review of Scottish Parliament constituency boundaries in 2010 the Govan constituency was abolished. Nicola stood as the SNP candidate for Glasgow Southside, which took in most of her former Govan constituency.  She was elected with 54 per cent of the vote.

Nicola lives in Glasgow with her husband Peter.

Surgery Information:

Please contact constituency office on 0141 427 4590 for details of surgeries or to arrange an appointment.

Please note that surgeries are for constituents only.

If you would like to contact Nicola in her ministerial capacity please get in touch with her ministerial office.

Constituency Office

627 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2QG

Phone number: 0141 424 1174