Ruth: Only Scottish Conservatives - not Scottish Labour - can take on the SNP

In a speech at the Scottish Conservative’s autumn convention in Perth today, Ruth Davidson will say that only her party has the strength to offer a credible alternative to the SNP.

As Scottish Labour picks its ninth leader since devolution today, Ruth will warn that the party is “holed below the waterline.”

She will say the Scottish Conservatives can appeal to “thousands of Labour voters who are looking for a party to do a job for them”, taking on the SNP.

Ruth: parties must do more to promote women

POLITICAL parties must redouble their efforts to ensure more women are involved in front-line politics, Ruth Davidson will say this evening.

Speaking at a Women2Win fundraising event in London, the Scottish Conservative leader will warn that the sexual harassment scandal of the last few weeks could deter women from entering politics.