Susan Dalgety Susan Dalgety

Will a more female Holyrood make a difference to women’s lives?

Nicola Sturgeon and Kaukab Stewart. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The new Scottish Parliament has never looked more female. The number of women MSPs has jumped from 47 to 58 (45 per cent) making it the highest since Holyrood was established. There are veterans of the 1999 parliament, like Labour’s legendary Jackie Baillie, whose stunning victory in Dumbarton may well have helped save the UK.

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Susan Dalgety
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Susan Dalgety
Susan Dalgety is an author, Scotsman columnist and was press secretary to former Scottish First Minister, Lord McConnell.

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