When he won his Moray constituency from the SNP in 2017, and then successfully retained it in 2019, it was done by hard work, by having a strong message that struck a chord with voters beyond those who usually vote Conservative, and crucially by forging those voters into a winning electoral alliance.
Under Douglas Ross’s leadership, anti- Nationalist voters who want to beat the SNP, put the divisions of the past behind us, and build a better Scotland, will have a credible and competent party they can unite behind to win.
That’s why Douglas Ross and Ruth Davidson are making a very direct and personal appeal to everyone who wants to beat the SNP next year and build that better Scotland.
They are calling on voters across the country who want a Scotland that finally moves beyond the last decade of constitutional division and instead prioritises a stronger economy, better jobs, safer streets and good schools, to join them.
Douglas is already a winner. He also has the right mix of talent, guts and energy to be the leader that takes our party forward, too. I back him, and urge everyone to get behind him.
Ruth Davidson MSP
MSP for Edinburgh Central and former Leader of the Scottish Conservatives