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#SP2021 – Douglas Ross optimistic about the election

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SCOTTISH Conservatives leader, Douglas Ross MP, said he was optimistic about this week’s Holyrood election on the eve of the nation going to the polls.The politician began his day on Wednesday in Haddington, East...

#SP2021 – Conservatives warn voters not to split the pro UK vote

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Ruth Davidson MSP has urged voters not to “split the pro-UK vote” on the peach-coloured ballot and risk helping nationalist parties.Joining Scottish Conservatives leader, Douglas Ross, on the campaign trail on Tuesday, she said...

#SP2021 – Conservatives ask for your list vote to stop a referendum

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The Scottish Conservatives say that pro-UK voters have “one shot” to be sure of stopping another independence referendum.Douglas Ross will be joined by Ruth Davidson on the campaign trail today in Colinton, where they...

#SP2021 Ross to make speech on the English border

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Pro-UK voters have seven days to save Scotland’s recovery and stop another independence referendum, Scottish Conservative leader, Douglas Ross, will say today .Speaking near the border between Scotland and England, he will call for...

#SP2021 – Scottish Conservatives launch their manifesto to stop another independence referendum

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The Scottish Conservatives have launched their manifesto to rebuild Scotland together after the pandemic, and stop another independence referendum.At the launch in Glasgow, Douglas Ross called on pro-UK voters to unite behind the Scottish...

#SP2021 Conservatives launch their manifesto on Monday

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The Scottish Conservatives will launch their manifesto on Monday with a plan to rebuild Scotland and focus on recovery, not another independence referendum.Launching the party’s manifesto in Glasgow, Douglas Ross will say it is...

#SP2021 Conservatives want your postal vote

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All political parties are supplied with a list of who is on the electoral roll and who has opted to vote by post.That is why they are able to send communications addressed to...

#SP2021 – Conservatives offer a campaigning message on the armed forces

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Scottish Conservative Leader, Douglas Ross MP, announced a series of manifesto pledges to support Scotland's military personnel including an Armed Forces and Veterans Bill.The Conservatives intend that the bill will enshrine the Armed Forces Covenant into...

Conservatives backing mental health commitment

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Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross was in Edinburgh today pledging to commit 10 per cent of Scotland's NHS budget to mental health treatment.This would be an increase from the current level of 8.1 per...

#SP6 – Conservatives call for fans to attend the Euros

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The Scottish Conservative leader, Douglas Ross is urging the government to allow fans back into the stadium for the Euros this summer.He said that the success of the vaccination programme and the low...

#SP6 – Conservatives champion the vaccination programme

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The Scottish Conservatives are to champion the vaccine rollout as an ‘incredible success story’ that has demonstrated the overwhelming benefits of Scotland remaining part of the UK.Scottish party leader, Douglas Ross, will be joined...

#SP6 – Conservatives vow to repeal parts of Hate Crime law

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As part of their election campaign today the Scottish Conservatives say they will repeal parts of the Hate Crime Act passed in the last parliament since they threaten free speech.The party also wants to...

#SP2021 Scottish Conservatives to campaign on stopping an SNP majority

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The Scottish Conservative party will begin their election campaign today from Aberdeen. They will say that pro-UK voters must unite to stop an SNP majority. They cite the lack of accountability in recent months...

Conservatives plan to introduce Suzanne’s law

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Today is the second day of the Scottish Conservative party conference and today they have revealed two promises in their manifesto relating to proposed legislation.In the week when the Scottish Government passed the...

Scottish Conservative party conference 2021 – Ruth Davidson says SNP majority can be stopped

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Although the SNP do not have a majority in The Scottish Parliament at present, Ruth Davidson MSP for Central Edinburgh will say later today that an SNP majority can be stopped.She will tell...

Prime Minister and Chancellor address the Scottish Conservatives conference

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The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, had the opportunity to speak to Scottish Conservatives earlier today by joining the virtual conference from Downing Street where he is still self-isolating.This is what he said: "Thank you...

Ross aims to scrap not proven verdict

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Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has vowed to scrap the not proven verdict in criminal trials which has subsisted since the 19th century.There have been several attempts to remove the third option during...

Ross delivers first major speech on the opening day of the UK Conservative conference

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Douglas Ross MP, Scottish Conservative leader has thrown down the challenge to the UK party to find its unionist DNA once more.This was Ross's first major speech since becoming leader and he used...

As Conservatives begin hunt for new leader in Scotland Davidson backs Ross

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The Management Board of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party has today approved the procedures for the election of the Leader of the party following the snap resignation of Jackson Carlaw yesterday.As per the...

Government support for newspapers is key to their survival

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The Scottish Conservatives say that Scotland’s regional media must be supported by both governments to ensure their survival now and after the Covid-19 pandemic.They assert that the vital role played by the country’s trusted...

Jackson Carlaw named leader of the Scottish Conservatives

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Jackson Carlaw has announced a series of new appointments within the party after being announced Scottish Conservative Leader.Shortly after the announcement that he had won the contest with almost 76 per cent of...

Changes made to Scottish Conservative shadow cabinet

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The Scottish Conservatives have announced changes to the shadow cabinet, and the appointment of two vice chairs.The update follows the resignation as leader of Ruth Davidson last week.The new shadow cabinet is as follows:Interim...

Conservatives want more women and BME candidates to come forward

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The Scottish Conservatives want more diversity among their elected members and are today beginning a new programme to get more women and BME candidates elected to Holyrood.It will be International Women's Day later this...

Scottish Conservatives launch environment paper

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 A series of new initiatives designed to protect Scotland’s environment and tackle climate change have been published today by the Scottish Conservatives in a major new policy paper.Timed to mark Scottish Environment Week, the...

Scottish Conservatives launch new mental health policy

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Earlier today Miles Briggs MSP for Lothians joined the party leader and MSP for Central Edinburgh, Ruth Davidson, as she launched the new mental health policy. This demands a step change in support for...

Edinburgh Central MSP speaking at Women in the World Forum

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Edinburgh Central MSP and Leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, is to speak in London this evening. Ms Davidson will address the prestigious Women in the World Forum being held there. Hosted by founder Tina Brown,...

Mark Brown is selected as a council candidate

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Mark Brown has confirmed to The Edinburgh Reporter that he has been selected a Scottish Conservative Candidate for next year's City of Edinburgh Council election in the DrumBrae / Gyle ward.Well done Mark -...

#SP16 Nick Cook Conservative candidate for Edinburgh Eastern

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In 2012 Nick Cook was the youngest person to be elected as councillor in Edinburgh. He is currently Conservative councillor representing the Liberton/Gilmerton Ward of the city.Now, in 2016, he has been selected to stand as...

#SP16 – Ruth Davidson on the campaign trail in Stockbridge

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It is now the season of dogs and babies along with manifestos and - in Ruth Davidson's case at least - a lot of Diet Coke. She told The Edinburgh Reporter that this is what keeps...

Helping you decide on your vote

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Almost the end of the parliamentary election campaign 2011 and tomorrow from 7am you can cast your vote. In our last ditch effort to help you decide who you will be voting for perhaps...

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