Ruth Davidson in frontline comeback to lead Tory group at Holyrood

Ruth Davidson is to lead the Tory group at Holyrood in a return to the frontline of Scottish politics, it has been confirmed.

Ruth Davidson will lead Scots Tory group at Holyrood

The move was unveiled as new Scots party leader Douglas Ross unveiled his shadow cabinet line-up

Ms Davidson will lead the group of 31 MSPs and face Nicola Sturgeon at First Minister’s Questions every week, because Mr Ross is currently an MP at Westminster. He will seek election to the Scottish Parliament in next year’s vote.

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Ms Davidson is standing down as an MSP in May, as she takes up a place in the House of Lords.

There is no place in Mr Ross’ shadow cabinet for predecessor Jackson Carlaw after his shock resignation a fortnight. ago.

Lothians MSP Miles Briggs has been moved from the health brief and will become chief whip. Donald Cameron takes over as health spokesman.

Other changes will see Murdo Fraser become shadow Finance spokesman, with Dean Lockhart taking over the Constitution brief.

Scottish Conservative Shadow Cabinet:

Ruth Davidson - Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP Group

Jamie Greene MSP – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

Liam Kerr MSP – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Donald Cameron MSP – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

Murdo Fraser MSP – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Liz Smith MSP – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Oliver Mundell MSP – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism

Dean Lockhart MSP – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs

Annie Wells MSP – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government

Maurice Golden MSP – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture

Graham Simpson MSP – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity

Rachael Hamilton MSP – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People

Miles Briggs MSP – Scottish Conservative Chief Whip

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