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Statement from Scottish Conservative management board

The Scottish Conservative management board has released a statement following a meeting earlier this evening.

It confirms, following the resignation as leader of Ruth Davidson today, that MSP Jackson Carlaw will be appointed interim leader.

Details of the subsequent leadership election will be announced in due course.

 

The statement reads:

“The Management Board of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party agreed unanimously that following the resignation of Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP as the Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party on 29th August 2019 Jackson Carlaw MSP should be appointed interim Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party with immediate effect until the conclusion of the leadership election.

“The Management Board of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party will promulgate rules for a leadership election later this year to allow for the election of a new Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.”

 

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