Early life and education
Murrell has been Chief Executive Officer of the Scottish National Party (SNP) since 1999 when he took over from Michael Russell. Previously he had worked in the Banff and Buchan constituency office of Alex Salmond, who was former party leader. The party's success in the 2007 elections was credited to the organisation of Murrell.
In January 2019 Murrell came under pressure to resign from Kenny Macaskill, former SNP Justice Secretary.
Murrell married Nicola Sturgeon in July 2010 at Òran Mór Glasgow. They first met in 1988 when Sturgeon, who volunteered at the Banff Buchan constituency office of Alex Salmond, attended an SNP youth camp organised by Murrell. Sturgeon and Murrell became a couple in 2003.
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