Douglas Ross Confirmed as Leader of Scottish Conservatives

Douglas Ross, who resigned from Ministerial office over the behaviour of Dominic Cummings, has become the new leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland. Ross will take over from Jackson Carlaw, who resigned last week after just six months in the role. As Ross, who is the MP for Moray, was the only candidate, there was no need for an election.

Ross said in a statement:

“Becoming leader of the Scottish Conservatives today is the honour and privilege of a lifetime. Now our focus must turn to earning the trust of people looking for a positive and credible alternative for Scotland, and who want a fresh start for our country. I hope you’ll join us.”