Ruth Davidson has resigned as leader of the Scottish Conservatives in the aftermath of Boris Johnson’s shock decision to suspend parliament.
The Independent reports that the popular Scot, who will continue to serve as MSP in Edinburgh Central, has been credited with reviving Tory fortunes north of the border but repeatedly clashed with Mr Johnson over Brexit and the direction of the party.
— Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) August 29, 2019
Meanwhile, Lord George Young of Cookham, a whip and government spokesperson for the Cabinet Office in the House of Lords, has resigned.
He is a previous leader of the Commons and transport secretary, who served under every Conservative leader since Margaret Thatcher.
Via Independent / Sky News