Ruth Davidson pledges to stay on after election

RUTH Davidson has insisted she will stay on as Scottish Conservative leader if the party does not succeed in beating Labour into second place in the Holyrood election.

Ruth Davidson has said she will stay on as leader if her party fail to beat Labour to second place. Picture: Getty

The Tories have set their sights on becoming the official opposition in the Scottish Parliament after May as Kezia Dugdale’s party struggles to regain support.

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Ms Davidson told the BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland programme: “Absolutely. I’m the leader of this party until the members of this party wish me to no longer be the leader.

“I’ve got a united team behind me, we’re going into this election with our tails up, we know exactly what we’re trying to do. We’ve set the bar high – our best ever result across Scotland, we’re on course to hit it.”