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Ruth’s eulogy for Alex Johnstone’s funeral

16 Dec 2016 Posted in Speeches

I can’t quite believe we’re all here today, mourning the departure of Alex. He was such a big figure, not just in the Scottish Conservative party, or the North East, but in the parliament and in Scottish public life. He … Continue reading


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Ruth delivers the Rhondda lecture at the Institute of Directors

5 Dec 2016 Posted in Speeches

Please find below the text of Ruth’s speech at the Rhondda lecture at the Institute of Directors, where she made a call to avoid a “divisive Brexit” both in within the UK and across Europe. Good evening everybody. And can I … Continue reading


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Ruth: Mental health has been a Cinderella issue for far too long

19 Oct 2016 Posted in Speeches

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson addressed the issue of mental health as she gave the Williamson Lecture at Stirling University. The full text of her speech is below: “Good evening everybody and can I thank the University of Stirling for inviting me … Continue reading


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Ruth addresses UK Conservative conference

5 Oct 2016 Posted in Speeches

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson today addressed the UK Conservative party conference in Birmingham. Please see below a transcript of her speech. “Friends, five years ago I came to this conference, seeking to win the leadership of our party in … Continue reading


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David Mundell speech to conference

4 Oct 2016 Posted in Speeches

Please find below the text of David Mundell’s speech today at Conservative Party Conference at The ICC, Birmingham. “It is an honour to have the chance to address you all, once more, as the Conservative and Unionist Secretary of State for … Continue reading


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We need to get the better government we deserve

2 Oct 2016 Posted in Speeches, Top Stories

Today Ruth spoke at the Scottish Conservative fringe event at the national party conference in Birmingham, below is the text of her speech. “Good afternoon and welcome to Birmingham. Ladies and gentlemen this is my first speech before a Conservative-only … Continue reading


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Ruth’s speech to the European Council on Foreign Relations

12 Sep 2016 Posted in Speeches

Ruth used a speech at the European Council on Foreign Relations in London to announce the formation of a new expert group to advise the Scottish Conservatives on the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Ruth also spoke about how … Continue reading


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Ruth’s response to the Programme for Government

6 Sep 2016 Posted in Speeches

“I thank the First Minister for early sight of her statement today. Presiding Officer, last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Southside GP practice  within my constituency here in Edinburgh Central. I sat down with the two GP partners and discussed the problems they … Continue reading