Ruth Davidson MSP

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


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


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


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


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


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


Ruth demands SNP ‘gets back to the day job’

23 Aug 2016 Posted in Speeches

Ruth Davidson spoke in Edinburgh to urge the SNP government to “get back to the day job”. After a summer in which the SNP has sought to revive its campaign for independence following the EU vote, the Scottish Conservative leader will … Continue reading

Ruth Davidson MSP

Ruth Davidson: Keynote speech at Belfast Pride event

2 Aug 2016 Posted in Speeches

In a lecture to Amnesty’s Pride event in Belfast, Ruth Davidson outlined how equal marriage changed her own life, and those of others across the country: “The debate on Equal marriage is not easy. It was never going to be. Where … Continue reading