Credit: THe Northern Scot

Douglas Ross becomes new Scottish Conservative Leader

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Douglas Ross, the MP for Moray since 2017, has become the new leader of the Scottish Conservatives.

Ross stood for unopposed for the leadership position following the resignation of the previous party leader, Jackson Carlaw, earlier this month.

Prior to being elected as an MP in 2017, he was a Scottish Conservative MSP for the Highlands and Islands region from 2016.

Former Scottish Conservative Leader, Ruth Davidson will lead the party during First Minister’s Questions until the next Scottish Parliament election when she will not stand for re-election as an MSP and will instead take up her seat in the House of Lords.

Ross hopes to be able to gain a seat in the Scottish Parliament during next year’s elections.

Commenting on his successful leadership bid, Ross described it as: “The honour and privilege of a lifetime.”

Ross added: “My focus now is on earning the support and trust of people across Scotland who are looking for a positive and credible alternative in Scotland, and who want a fresh start for our country.”

Feature image credit: The Northern Scot

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