Scottish Tory leader to wed long-term Irish partner

 Scottish Tory leader weds long-term Irish partner
Ruth Davidson, right, announced on Twitter that she had proposed to Jen Wilson

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, is to marry her Irish partner, Jen Wilson. Ms Davidson, who recently led her party to become the second largest in the Scottish Parliament, proposed while the two were on holiday in Paris.

She said in a tweet: “So, I’ve been away for a few days as I had an important question to ask. Delighted Jen said yes. Very happy.”

In the run-up to last year’s referendum on legalising gay marriage in Ireland, the MSP said she would love the opportunity to marry in her long-term partner’s homeland.

Ms Wilson, who hails from Wexford, said she left Ireland in 2003 because social attitudes meant she could never completely be herself.

Messages of congratulations flooded in for the pair, with David Cameron tweeting that he was “delighted for them”.

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, who recently revealed she has a female partner, tweeted: “Massive congratulations to you both from Louise and I.” And Chancellor George Osborne wrote: “Congratulations Ruth.


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