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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP speaking during First Minister's Questions held in the Scottish parliament, Edinburgh today. 09 June 2016. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Ruth comments on Labour leadership result

18 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Commenting on the result of the Labour leadership contest, which confirmed Richard Leonard as the new leader, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said: “Congratulations to Richard Leonard on becoming leader of Scottish Labour. “However, as Labour’s ninth leader since devolution, … Continue reading


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Ruth: Only Scottish Conservatives – not Scottish Labour – can take on the SNP

18 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

In a speech at the Scottish Conservative’s autumn convention in Perth today, Ruth Davidson said that only her party has the strength to offer a credible alternative to the SNP. As Scottish Labour picks its ninth leader since devolution today, Ruth … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives call for independent inquiry into alleged sexual exploitation of children in Govanhill

17 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservatives are calling for a full and urgent Independent Inquiry into allegations that children are being sexually exploited in Govanhill. Specialist agencies, social workers, community representatives and residents have been reported saying that children in Govanhill are being sold for sex. According … Continue reading


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Local authorities neglecting property maintenance

17 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives have highlighted that many local councils are not using the powers they have to ensure properties are kept in a safe and habitable state. The figures show that, this year only 6 Councils have used Section 30 work notices in order to make essential … Continue reading


Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP speaking during First Minister's Questions held in the Scottish parliament, Edinburgh today. 09 June 2016. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Swinney’s hypocrisy on tax exposed

16 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Deputy First Minister John Swinney’s hypocrisy on taxation has been laid bare. At First Minister’s Questions today, Ruth Davidson challenged the former finance secretary on a series of remarks he made suggesting he was opposed to tax increases prior to … Continue reading


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Productivity remains huge problem for economy under the SNP

15 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Official figures have revealed that Scotland’s economic productivity has plummeted to its worst level in three years. It comes as new statistics show unemployment north of the border also increased slightly. And while productivity – a measure of workers’ output … Continue reading


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Health targets must be outcome focused

15 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Former Chief Medical Officer Sir Harry Burns has carried out an independent national review into targets and indicators for health and social care. The review states that the present system of targets and indicators is fragmented and many of the … Continue reading


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Sturgeon must end Indyref2 threats

14 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon must rule out a second independence referendum when she meets the Prime Minister later today, Scottish Conservatives have warned. The call comes after senior SNP MP Tommy Shepherd yesterday threatened a second independence referendum if the Scottish Parliament … Continue reading