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Ruth Davidson’s speech in response to the First Minister’s programme for government

25 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

Ruth Davidson made a speech in response to the First Minister’s programme for government in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon. Full speech as follows: Thank you Presiding officer, and I thank the First Minister for the advance copy of her speech. … Continue reading


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Rise in NEETs proves folly of SNP’s college cuts

24 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of teenagers who are doing nothing after leaving school has risen, new figures have revealed. The Scottish Government’s Regional Employment Patterns report showed there were 3000 more 16-19-year-olds not in employment, education or training (NEETs) in 2015 than … Continue reading


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Call for Scottish heart screening programme for young athletes

24 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government should develop a national heart screening programme for young athletes before further lives are lost, the Scottish Conservatives said today. The bid comes on the back of the tragic death of 13-year-old Jamie Skinner who passed away … Continue reading


Peter Chapman (left) with Colin Clark (right).

Ewing must use meeting to sort out farming crisis

24 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scotland’s new rural affairs secretary has been urged to use a meeting planned for tomorrow to sort out the country’s farming crisis. Fergus Ewing will meet with the industry for the first time on Wednesday as he seeks to address … Continue reading


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Ruth unveils shadow cabinet

19 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has revealed her new shadow cabinet for the forthcoming parliamentary term. The appointments are as follows: Leader – Ruth Davidson Chief whip – John Lamont Deputy leader and shadow cabinet secretary for culture, tourism and … Continue reading


Peter Chapman (left) with Colin Clark (right).

Audit Scotland report proves need for farming payments probe

19 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The damning report by Audit Scotland into the SNP’s CAP payments crisis proves the need for an investigation into the fiasco, the Scottish Conservatives have said. In one of the most strongly worded papers ever issued by the organisation, it … Continue reading


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Swinney must act on named person

19 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have today called on new education secretary John Swinney to respond to growing concerns from parents and professionals over the workability of the SNP’s named persons scheme. Mr Swinney was appointed to the role yesterday with a specific remit to take on … Continue reading


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Named person u-turn will be first test of ‘consensus’ Sturgeon

8 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scrapping unpopular plans for state guardians across Scotland will be the first sign Nicola Sturgeon is serious about being a consensus First Minister, the Scottish Conservatives have said. She admitted on the Sunday Politics show today that parents did have … Continue reading