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NEWS STORY : Douglas Ross Resigns as Leader of the Scottish Conservatives


Douglas Ross has resigned as the Leader of the Scottish Conservatives and will also resign as an MSP if he is elected to Westminster at the General Election. Amidst controversy in the manner in which he replaced David Duguid as the Conservative candidate for Aberdeenshire North and Moray East, Ross said in a statement:

“Should I be given the honour to represent the people and communities of this new seat, they should know being their MP would receive my complete focus and attention. I will therefore stand down as leader following the election on 4 July, once a successor is elected. Should I win the seat, I will also stand down as an MSP to make way for another Scottish Conservative representative in Holyrood.”