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Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale announces her engagement

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has announced she is to marry her partner Louise Riddell.

The couple, who have been together since 2008, exchanged rings while on holiday in Majorca.

Ms Dugdale revealed she was in a same-sex couple for the first time in April and she and Ms Riddell were pictured together casting votes at the Scottish elections a month later.

“I’m utterly thrilled to be marrying the love of my life and we can’t wait to start planning,” she told the Daily Record. “We hope this news brings a smile to a few people’s faces and we’ll certainly be toasting all those campaigners and activists who made marriage equality possible.”

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson tweeted her congratulations to the pair.

Ms Dugdale is one of four openly LGB Scottish party leaders alongside Scottish Tory leader Ms Davidson, Scottish Greens leader Patrick Harvie and David Coburn, the leader of Scottish UKIP.

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