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Ruth congratulates Boris Johnson on leadership win

Below is a statement from Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson congratulating Boris Johnson on winning the election to become UK Conservative leader.

“I congratulate Boris Johnson on his victory and offer commiserations to Jeremy Hunt.

“This was a keenly fought leadership campaign and the Conservative party can be proud of the manner in which it has been conducted.

“Mr Johnson takes over the leadership at an incredibly challenging time for our country, and he has an enormous task ahead of him.

“My priority as Scottish Conservative leader is to ensure that he will deliver for Scotland within the UK, stop Nicola Sturgeon’s efforts to take us back to a second independence referendum, and prevent Jeremy Corbyn from getting to Number 10.”

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