Kezia Dugdale: I could vote for Scottish independence


Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale says it is ‘not inconceivable’ that she could vote for Scottish independence if Britain votes to leave the EU.

Ms Dugdale said she would do “whatever I could to preserve and promote” Scotland’s place in the EU, even if meant breaking away from the UK.

In a revealing interview with the Fabian Review, Ms Dugdale also spoke publically for the first time about her sexuality, saying she has “a female partner” but doesn’t talk about it very much because she doesn’t feel the need to.

The news makes Ms Dugdale the fourth openly-gay party leader in Scotland.

The Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson was among the first to congratulate Ms Dugdale for feeling “comfortable enough to come out”.

But she later criticised the Scottish Labour leader for her comments on Scottish independence, saying: “In other news, [it is] clear on the Scottish Tories can be trusted to stand up for Scotland’s place in the UK.”


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