23 November 2019 00:36

Nicola Sturgeon is married to Peter Murrell, 55, who is the chief executive of the Scottish National Party.

PETER Murrell is husband of Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Here's everything you need to know about the Scottish National Party's chief exec. 3 Peter Murrell is married to Nicola Sturgeon Credit: EPA Who is Peter Murrell? Nicola Sturgeon is married to Peter Murrell, 55, who is the chief executive of the Scottish National Party. They met when Nicola was 18 at a Young Scottish Nationalists gathering in Aberdeenshire.

She revealed she had suffered a miscarriage in 2011 when she was 40, but kept it private to avoid being defined by the tragedy. Sturgeon admitted in a book she does not know if she could have "had it all" - and led Scotland's devolved government as a mum. She said: "If the miscarriage hasn't happened, would I be sitting here as First Minister right now? "It's unanswerable." Murrell has been Chief Executive Officer of the SNP since 1999. He took over the position from Michael Russell.

Before taking the post he had had worked in the Banff and Buchan constituency office of Alex Salmond - it's through this role that he met Sturgeon. 3 The pair married in 2010 Credit: PA:Press Association When did he marry Nicola Sturgeon? Murrell and Sturgeon began a relationship in 2003 and married in 2010. They have no children. They married at a ceremony in Glasgow.

He's come under scrutiny for his back-seat role in politics, which places him high up in the SNP's pecking order. Critics say that a husband and wife topping the party's hierarchy is unfair. 3 Murrell has been described as "the most powerful SNP figure outside of the Holyrood and Westminster parliaments" Credit: Times Newspapers Ltd What does he do in his role as Chief Executive Officer of the SNP? Although Murrell works in politics, his job is more of a backroom role - however this has been overshadowed by his marriage to one of the most high-profile politicians in the UK. TOP STORIES AT THE SUN RANDY ANDY Andrew parties in unearthed pics despite claiming 'he avoids PDAs & can't sweat' STILL ON THE FENCE Dithering Corbyn says he'll stay NEUTRAL in any future Brexit vote Live Blog QUESTION TIME Johnson, Corbyn, Swinson and Sturgeon faced the public on BBC Question Time POPTASTIC Woman squeezes pimple under her arm in Dr Pimple Popper-style viral video Warning MURDERED FOR PENNIES Moment woman is shot dead in the street after asking stranger for 18p Exclusive WHOLE LOTTO LOVE!

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