Kezia Dugdale is a Scottish politician, who was elected as a leader of the Scottish Labour Party in 2015. She is also an active member of the Scottish Parliamentfor the Lothian Regionsince 2011 and is the youngest leader in the history of Scottish Labour Party.
In November 2017, Kezia also made an appearance as one of the participants in the British reality TV show, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, for which she faced few backlashes from her fellow party members.
Kezia Dugdale Bio: Age, Family, Early Life
Kezia Dugdale was born on 28th August 1981 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The politician grew up in Dundee in the care of her mum Gillian and dad Jeff Dugdale. Both of her parents were teachers and got divorced when Kezia was 15 years old. She was raised as a single child without any brother or sister.
Kezia Dugdale Career Details
Ever since her college years, Kezia was active in politics. She got involved as a campaign advisor for her University’s student association. While completing her education at Edinburgh University, she campaigned on crucial issues such as student housing and mental health awareness.
After graduating with an MSc degree from the university, she secured her position as a parliamentary assistant working for George Foulkes., who was a member of the Scottish Parliament.
Eventually, in 2014, her political career reached a new height after she succeeded Jim Murphy as the Labour Party Leader. She remained in the position for two years and continued serving as a member of Scottish Parlament representing the Lothian Region.
How Much Is Kezia Dugdale’s Net Worth?
Kezia Dugdale, 37, has accumulated her net worth from her career as a Scottish politician. According to Payscale, the average Scottish Parliament’s salary is £28K per year. From 2014 to 2015, Kezia served as the Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party and became the member if the Scottish Parliament.
The politician worked as a leader of the Scottish Labour Party from August 2015 to August 2017. Besides her political works, she emerged as a contestant of iTV show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here during November 2017.
Is Kezia Dugdale Married To Lesbian, Partner?
Although Kezia is a member of the Scottish Labour Party, she is dating a person who comes from different political ideologies but the same sexual preference.
Kezia, at the age of 37, she is an unmarried openly gay woman (she revealed first time her sexuality in 2016) and is dating her lesbian partner, Jenny Gilruth. Jenny is a member of the Scottish National Party. The pair first met during an official party trip to the US in 2016, and since then, both have managed to love one another despite their professional & political differences.
As of now, it appears that the couple’s differences won’t hinder their love life after all. On 29th April 2019, Kezia announced that she would be resigning from politics. She has been appointed as a professor at the University of Glasgow where she will be working after her end of tenure as a member of the Scottish Parliament this is how that happens.
Before the dating Jenn and Kezia was previously in a relationship with ex-girlfriend Louise Riddell for nine years. The former pair broke up in 2016 just after four months of their engagement.
Born on 28 August 1981, Kezia Dugdale has her hometown in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her parents who were both teachers had their divorce when Keiza was 15 years old. Her father Jeff Dugdale is a Tory turned Nationalist while her mother Gillian remained a loose voter. Jeff is also a retired Deputy Rector and English teacher who wrote for STAMP Magazine.
Kezia attended the University of Edinburgh and studied policy after finishing her law studies at the University of Aberdeen. After her graduation, she joined the parliamentary assistant and represented the Lothian Region in 2011. The Scottish politician stands at the casual height and has the birth sign as Virgo.