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Conservative MSP for Edinburgh Central (6 May 2011 – current)

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Bill Presented: EU Withdrawal Agreement (18 Dec 2018)

Stephen Kerr: I want to begin on the theme of leadership and say how proud I was to stand as a Scottish Conservative and be elected to this Parliament under the leadership of our Prime Minister and Ruth Davidson. For my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, the Union is an enduring principle. For many, support for the Union is perfunctory, but she genuinely believes in the Union. She knows that the...

UK Fishing Industry — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (12 Dec 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: If that is the hon. Lady’s argument, then she is saying something about Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservative party. Ruth Davidson said on 1 October: “I voted to remain. I fought for remain. If there was another vote tomorrow, I would still vote remain.” The extension of the hon. Lady’s argument is that Ruth Davidson is a supporter of the CFP, which I think Ruth...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government Draft Spending and Tax Plans 2019-20 (12 Dec 2018)

Derek Mackay: undo the £2 billion real-terms reduction since 2010, which has had such a damaging impact on our public services. I wonder whether Murdo Fraser has been discussing the position on tax with Ruth Davidson. Ruth Davidson said that we should forgo tax cuts so that we could invest in the health service, but in her absence the Tories have changed their minds. I will take no lectures from the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Youth Unemployment (11 Dec 2018)

Peter Grant: ...for the rest of the United Kingdom. Surely that must mean that young people in Scotland have a better chance of gainful employment under a Scottish National party Government than they would if Ruth Davidson were First Minister.

Scottish Parliament: Business Rates (6 Dec 2018)

...budgets or the education budget? We do not know, because the Tories refuse to tell us. The last point is that it seems as if Jackson Carlaw is taking a different approach to that of his leader, Ruth Davidson. In May this year, she said: “If that choice is between extra spending on the NHS or introducing further tax breaks ... I choose the NHS.” Perhaps Jackson Carlaw needs to clarify....

Scottish Parliament: European Union Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (5 Dec 2018)

Michael Russell: ...the leader of the Scottish Conservatives. Yet the Prime Minister’s deal will make it considerably harder for Edinburgh companies to trade in services with Europe. Why would the party led by Ruth Davidson vote in favour of that? In every area of Scotland, businesses, organisations, communities and individuals will suffer directly, over a long period of time, if this deal is approved. Each...

Brexit: Legal Position of Withdrawal Agreement - Statement (3 Dec 2018)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: ...received legal advice from the Lord Advocate on the question of an independent Scotland’s relationship with the EU. He used the Ministerial Code to refuse to give details of that legal advice. Ruth Davidson, leader of the Conservative Party in Holyrood, said of this excuse that the, “people of Scotland needed the truth”. Does the Minister agree that a similar statement could be made...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Fishing) (29 Nov 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...present. Jackson Carlaw appears to be attacking me on fishing because I continue to support membership of the European Union. The strange thing about that attack is that so does Jackson Carlaw and Ruth Davidson. Here is Ruth Davidson on 1 October 2018, just a few short weeks ago: “Like I say, I voted to remain. I fought for remain. If there was another vote tomorrow, I would still vote...

Scottish Parliament: Flu vaccination programme (22 Nov 2018)

Jackson Carlaw: 1. The First Minister made assurances on 27 September in response to questions from Ruth Davidson that everyone in Scotland would get the vaccination that they need, on time, to protect against winter flu. Why are so many people still waiting?

Fisheries Bill (21 Nov 2018)

Deidre Brock: ..., the Tories were attempting to enshrine the common fisheries policy in European treaties, while the SNP was trying to return controls to the fishing nations. Let us not forget that, very recently, Ruth Davidson was reported in The Times as calling fisheries a red line issue, and a Scottish Tory source was quoted as saying: “We won a lot of votes in the northeast on the back of our...

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Nov 2018)

Gavin Newlands: Both the Scottish Secretary and Ruth Davidson have said that they could not possibly support, and indeed could resign over, any deal that put the integrity of the UK at risk—a reason now being cited in various ministerial resignations. I, of course, have every confidence in their personal integrity and take them at their word. Can the Prime Minister confirm whether she has received any...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Brexit) (15 Nov 2018)

Jackson Carlaw: ...Scottish Conservative benches is going anywhere. We will be staying right here every day, every week, holding the First Minister and the Scottish Government to account. I will also be clear that Ruth Davidson and David Mundell have spent the past year fighting for the United Kingdom. They are not going to take any lessons from anyone else—not from any carpetbagger who has come late to...

Scottish Parliament: Proposed European Union Withdrawal Agreement (15 Nov 2018)

Bruce Crawford: vital public services.” Those are not the words of the First Minister, they are not the words of the cabinet secretary, and they are not even my words. They are the words of the Tory leader, Ruth Davidson. I would be first to acknowledge that the circumstances of Northern Ireland are different to those of Scotland. However, is not it still entirely legitimate to ask why, if single...

Scottish Parliament: Education (Access to Subjects) (1 Nov 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...the individual circumstances of young Cameron Barclay, but I am more than happy to look into that. Of course, one of the things that we are trying to do—I have had exchanges on this issue with Ruth Davidson at previous First Minister’s questions sessions—is to ensure that young people can access as broad a range of qualifications as possible. Some schools, in different clusters, will...

Income Tax (Charge) (29 Oct 2018)

Paul Masterton: .... Diageo says that the Chancellor has “acted to support our world beating spirits industry.” Perhaps it was the company’s “particular thanks” to the Secretary of State for Scotland, Ruth Davidson and the Scottish Conservatives that so stuck in the throat of the right hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber and made him unable to welcome that change. When Derek Mackay stands to...

Ways and Means - Financial Statement (29 Oct 2018)

Philip Hammond: ...of the great British pub. And in response to the concerted lobbying of my Scottish Conservative colleagues, I will also freeze duty on spirits, so that we can all afford to raise a wee dram to Ruth Davidson on the arrival of baby Finn, saving 2p on a pint of beer, 1p on a pint of cider and 30p on a bottle of Scotch or gin compared with the inflation assumption in the OBR forecast, while...

Abortion (23 Oct 2018)

Fiona Bruce: ...decisions of devolved Administrations are taken for reasons that people in those devolved nations understand from their point of view”—[Official Report, 5 June 2018; Vol. 642, c. 228.] Or, as Ruth Davidson, who is in favour of changing the law on this issue, more bluntly puts it: “as someone who operates in a devolved administration, I know how angry I would be if the House of...

Public Bill Committee: Overseas Electors Bill: Extension of franchise for parliamentary elections: British citizens overseas (17 Oct 2018)

Chris Matheson: ...but even within the Minister’s own party, strong support has been expressed for lowering the voting age. Some prominent Conservative politicians, such as the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, and the right hon. Members for Putney (Justine Greening) and for Loughborough (Nicky Morgan), have stated that they support lowering the voting age to 16. Even a former Chancellor...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Business Growth in Scotland (16 Oct 2018)

Drew Hendry: “horrific”. Does the Secretary of State agree that to protect businesses and to stay in the single market and the customs union the resignations of the Secretary of State for Scotland and Ruth Davidson are a price well worth paying?

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Oct 2018)

Nigel Dodds: ...the rest of the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister knows that we “could not support any deal that creates a border of any kind in the Irish Sea”. Those are not my words—they are the words of Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives. Will the Prime Minister confirm today that, as she said in her statement, she could never accept a proposed “backstop that would see...

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