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Leading ladies bare their soles on Twitter

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Rare moment of togetherness sees Scotland's leading politicians agree to shoe shop for charity

By day they are at each others’ throats, heckling and debating in the Scottish Parliament on issues of national importance.

But it seems Scotland’s leading political ladies have come together through a very unlikely cross-party interest: shoe shopping.

First minster Nicola Sturgeon, Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Labour’s deputy leader Kezia Dugdale agreed on Twitter this week to a charity shoe-shopping trip together.

Goaded by a newspaper columnist, Ruth Davidson was first to be challenged to emulate Theresa May’s recent Tory party fundraiser of a shoe-shopping session.

However the money raised would instead go to Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids charity as opposed to party coffers.

Avid Twitter user Nicola Sturgeon was quick to respond: “Did someone mention shoe shopping??” she tweeted.

But, with equality in mind, Davidson widened the bar: “I'll start the bidding at 300. Ms Sturgeon, Mr Murphy, Mr Harvie and Mr Rennie must participate.”

“How could I resist that?” Sturgeon retorted.

Then in a rare moment of unity, Kezia Dugdale tweeted: “Only if we all go together.”

Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie, and Scottish Greens co-convenor, Patrick Harvie, have yet to respond to the invitation.

Meanwhile, Almond Valley SNP MSP Angela Constance has announced she will be auctioning off the shoes which caused a stir when she wore them to the Scottish Parliament last September.

She revealed on Twitter that her "favourite" size 8, £125 Bambi heels, pictured here, will go to the highest bidder for Shoe Aid UK.



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