Nicola Sturgeon apologises for walking out as journalist tries to ask question

The First Minister left the podium as the Press Association reporter was asking his question.

Nicola Sturgeon has apologised after ending her daily press briefing earlier today without answering a journalist’s question.

Tom Eden, a political reporter with the Press Association, was waiting for his turn to ask the First Minister a question when she abruptly left the stage.

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“I hope you have a happy weekend,” Ms Sturgeon said, “but stick to the rules and keep doing the right thing. Thank you.”

She then gathered her papers and walked away from the podium.

In a tongue-in-cheek Tweet, the reporter posted a photo of Ms Sturgeon walking away while he can be seen waiting to ask a question via videolink, adding the caption: “Not saying [Nicola Sturgeon] is scared of answering questions from [The Press Association] but…”

When the First Minister realised her mistake, she took to Twitter to apologise, explaining: “Sorry [Tom] that was my fault - I accidentally missed you on the list.

“You can have two questions next time,” she added.

Nicola Sturgeon has apologised after ending her daily press briefing earlier today without answering a journalist’s question.

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