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Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson says powers must return to Scotland in ‘new UK’

Powers returning from Brussels after Brexit must be as “close to the Scottish people as possible”, Ruth Davidson has said following talks with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street.

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Ruth Davidson: My job is bigger than being cabinet Minister

Ruth Davidson has said that her job as Scottish Conservative leader is bigger than being in the Cabinet, as she admitted she is “frustrated” over delays to promised amendments to key Brexit legislation.

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Sturgeon was quizzed by Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson.

Scottish teacher recruitment scheme to tackle acute shortage 'not set up'

A flagship Scottish Government scheme announced last year in an effort to attract graduates into teaching has has not yet been set up despite an acute shortage of teachers in some key subjects, MSPs have been told.

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Insight: Bake Off and the irresistible rise of Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson and The Great British Bake Off are the perfect match: like scones and clotted cream or apple pie and custard, they play to each other’s strengths. The Scottish Tory leader exudes a seaside sauciness: l’esprit de Skegness, if you like. You can already imagine her waving a rolling pin provocatively in the direction of Sandi Toksvig or bemoaning her flaccid doughballs.

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Is Ruth Davidson likely to ditch Holyrood for Westminster?

If Theresa May thought that securing a Brexit deal last week would end seemingly relentless speculation about her political future, she is sorely mistaken.

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Ruth Davidson hints at switch from Holyrood to Westminster

Ruth Davidson has hinted that she could make the switch from Holyrood to Westminster and run as an MP.

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Nicola Sturgeon with Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood (centre), and Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas (left) near a statue of the leading suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Ruth Davidson column: Women must seize power after sexual harassment scandal

The sexual harassment scandal should lead to more women becoming MPs, writes Scottish Conservative leader and new Scotsman columnist Ruth Davidson.

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Scotland Secretary David Mundell and  Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson arrive at Downing Street for the weekly cabinet meeting. Picture; Getty

Tom Peterkin: Ruth Davidson must be ruthless on internal strife

The Scottish Tories have made good progress but should be wary of resurrecting the nasty party tag, writes Tom Peterkin.

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Scottish Conservatives leader, Ruth Davidson is to appear on the Great British Off.

Ruth Davidson to appear on celebrity episode of Great British Bake Off

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is to appear on a celebrity episode of the Great British Bake Off.

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Ruth Davidson plans to form a 'government in waiting', party sources claim. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish Conservatives ‘hitting the panic button’, says SNP MSP

Ruth Davidson is planning to recruit a new wave of ‘high calibre’ Tory candidates ahead of the 2021 Holyrood elections, party sources have claimed.

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Ruth Davidson refuses to be drawn on Tory leadership speculation

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has refused to be drawn on the prospect of one day leading the UK party – but says she is staying put in Scotland for at least four years.

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Ruth Davidson has called for 'serious people' to take charge of Brexit

Theresa May ‘saved the Union’ - Ruth Davidson

Theresa May ‘saved the Union’ by holding a snap poll in June according to Ruth Davidson.

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Davidson shares the predilection for tanks. Photograph: HEMEDIA

Ruth Davidson ‘is next Margaret Thatcher’, says Jeffrey Archer

He knows a thing or two about power and ambition, has seen them up close as a friend of Margaret Thatcher’s and captured them in the novel that gave him his literary breakthrough nearly 40 years ago.

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson

Nigel Farage slams ‘False Conservative’ Ruth Davidson on immigration

Former UKIP chief Nigel Farage has launched a broadside against Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson after her intervention yesterday urging for a sensible debate on immigration.

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