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UK News Ruth Davidson says she is ‘proud and excited’ to call Douglas Ross her boss

15:06  01 august  2020
15:06  01 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Image caption Former leader Ruth Davidson said she was proud to call Douglas Ross her boss . Mr Ross said he wanted ensure "all parts of Scotland get a proper voice" and said it was time to Ms Davidson , who joined the Moray MP at his launch, said she is " proud and excited " to call him her

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Ruth Davidson wearing a suit and tie walking on a sidewalk: The Moray MP wants the former leader to return to the front benches at Holyrood (PA) © Andrew Milligan The Moray MP wants the former leader to return to the front benches at Holyrood (PA)

Ruth Davidson says she is “proud and excited” to call Douglas Ross her boss, as the Moray MP launches his campaign for the Scottish Conservative leadership.

Mr Ross said one of his top priorities would be to hand powers currently held by Scottish ministers to “local communities”.

At an event in Aberdeen, he said he had enough nominations from party members to formally begin his candidacy.

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Image caption Ruth Davidson will stand in for Douglas Ross at Holyrood, after Jackson Carlaw resigned. Mr Ross then hopes to win a seat at Holyrood through the Highlands and Islands regional list, but has said he will also continue as an MP until the next general election.

Ruth Davidson, who resigned as the Scottish Tory leader last August, is poised for a return to frontline politics as Mr Ross hopes she will front the party at First Minister’s Questions.

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera: Douglas Ross is running for the Scottish Conservative leadership after Jackson Carlaw announced his resignation (Andrew Milligan/PA) © Provided by PA Media Douglas Ross is running for the Scottish Conservative leadership after Jackson Carlaw announced his resignation (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Ms Davidson, who is due to join the House of Lords when she steps down from the Scottish Parliament next year, spoke at the launch event in Aberdeen.

She said Mr Ross had asked her to return to the front benches to help the party’s “fightback”.

Referring to his role as a football referee, she said: “Like the dozens of centre forwards that he’s flagged offside down the years, I soon realised that challenging him – I was never going to win.”

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Douglas Ross has said Downing Street and Dominic Cummings were not involved in his decision to run for Ruth Davidson , who resigned as the Scottish Tory leader last August, could now be poised for a return to frontline politics as Mr Ross hopes she will front the party at First Minister’s Questions.

Image caption The Herald reports that former Scotland Office minister Douglas Ross - who quit his ministerial Mr Carlaw succeeded Ruth Davidson as the party's leader in February after previously acting as her deputy. The paper calls the argument a "dodgy data storm", and says she has been

Ms Davidson added: “I don’t want to labour the past but I do know a bit about party leadership. And I know how tough it can be.

“I know it takes dedication, determination, hard graft and 100% commitment to achieving your goals.

“Plus the strength of character to take the blows to brush yourself off to stick to the course.

“Douglas has these qualities in spades.”

She continued: “I’m not coming back as the leader of the Scottish Conservative party.

“I’m very, very happy, proud and excited to call Douglas Ross my boss.”

Mr Ross said the Tories would reach out to a “diverse coalition of Scottish voters” to beat the SNP.

He said: “Nicola Sturgeon is right, there has been a power grab. But it’s not been performed by the UK Government but by her own.

“Over 13 years too much power has been drawn into the SNP’s hands in Edinburgh and our regions, cities and towns have lost control.”

He added: “For many communities, in the north of Scotland, in the south of Scotland and around the country, Holyrood in Edinburgh seems as distant as Westminster did in the days before devolution.”

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Ross confirmed the previous Scottish leader, Ruth Davidson , had agreed to take first minister’s questions for the Conservatives until the next Holyrood elections, but will not assume the role of interim leader or She said she would postpone taking her seat in the Lords until March, when she will quit

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Asked about calls for a second independence referendum, he said: “We had that debate.

“We had that vote six years ago and we were told it was a once in a generation event.

“What I want to do is leave that in the past.”

Nominations for the post of Scottish Conservative leader will close at noon on August 5, the party has confirmed.

So far no-one besides Mr Ross has declared they will run to replace Jackson Carlaw, who announced his resignation on Thursday.


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