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Ruth: parties must do more to promote women

13 Nov 2017 Posted in Speeches

We need more women in politics. That might sound odd when, wherever you look – from Number 10 to Bute House -women are in the top political jobs like never before. A prime minister, two first ministers, plus the leaderships … Continue reading


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Ruth Davidson speech, Federation of Small Business

9 Nov 2017 Posted in Speeches

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve made the point many times in speeches over the last few years when talking about small businesses that this is personal for me. Every plate of food put on the table in front of my sister and … Continue reading


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Ruth Davidson: ‘Unite and fight’

1 Oct 2017 Posted in Speeches, Top Stories

Ruth Davidson, Scottish Conservative leader, speaking today at Conservative Party Conference in Manchester said:   “Thank-you conference. It’s great to be here in Manchester. Or as I call it, the Southern powerhouse. I want to talk to you about the … Continue reading


Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, MSP, visits a building site in Kelso as the Scottish Conservatives call on the SNP to encourage more home building for families, and outlined their own proposals to encourage house building growth.

IN PIC................. Ruth tries out the machinery on site for size 

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Fresh ideas to solve Scotland’s housing crisis

1 Sep 2017 Posted in Speeches

Below is the text of Ruth’s speech to the IPPR on how best to tackle Scotland’s housing crisis: “No matter which party you support, we can ever have enough ideas in politics. It is only through the exchange and debate … Continue reading


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Ruth launches 2017 General Election manifesto

19 May 2017 Posted in Speeches

Please see below the text of Ruth’s speech from today’s manifesto launch in Edinburgh. Ruth Davidson said: “Can I welcome you all today to the launch of our Scottish manifesto. Let me start by thanking the Prime Minister for coming … Continue reading


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Ruth: Nationalism should not be confused with patriotism

15 May 2017 Posted in Speeches

Below is the text of a speech to be delivered by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson to the Orwell Foundation in London: “Ladies and gentlemen, I am deeply honoured to have been asked to give this lecture this evening. Honoured … Continue reading


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Ruth’s local election speech

2 May 2017 Posted in Speeches

Please see below the text of a speech given by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson today, ahead of Thursday’s local government elections. Good morning everybody And can I thank-you all for turning out today. Friends, there are less than 48 … Continue reading


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Ruth: Now not the time to be side-tracked by unnecessary division

28 Mar 2017 Posted in Speeches

Please see below the text of Ruth’s opening speech from this afternoon’s debate on a second independence referendum. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said, (check against delivery): “I am responding on behalf of my party today because the First Minister … Continue reading