UK appoints new ambassador to Sweden

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UK appoints new ambassador to Sweden
Judith Gough will take up her appointment at the British embassy in Stockholm in August. Photo: FCO & Fredrik Sandberg/TT

The United Kingdom is set to get its first female ambassador to Sweden.


Judith Gough is to take over from David Cairns, who has served as British ambassador to Sweden since 2015, in August.

"I am very proud," Gough tweeted on Tuesday.

"I am also the first woman in 500 years of diplomatic relations. Not a century too early!"

Gough joined the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2001 and has previously served as ambassador to Georgia and Ukraine.


In addition to her diplomatic merits, she also describes herself, according to her Twitter profile, as "mother, lapsed outdoor enthusiast [and] Eurovision fan".

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