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

Having beaten the former SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson at the 2017 General Election to win his Moray constituency, and having beaten them again in 2019, Douglas Ross has already shown that he’s a winner with all the qualities needed to successfully lead.
John Lamont MP

MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

Annie Wells
I’m backing Douglas Ross to be the next leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Douglas is sharp, principled and I’ve been very impressed watching him take on the SNP in Parliament. He’s exactly the kind of strong and decisive leader we need to unite pro-UK voters and take the party forward.
Annie Wells MSP

MSP for Glasgow and Deputy Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party

David Mundell
I have seen Douglas close up and he is an impressive guy. Very much his own man but with a real commitment to our party and Scotland and an amazing work ethic . He has already shown he has the parliamentary and personal qualities to take the fight to the SNP, stand up for Scotland’s place in our United Kingdom and work for a better Scotland for everyone. So he’s definitely the right man at the right time to lead us into next year’s vital Scottish Parliament elections.
Rt Hon David Mundell MP

MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale and former Secretary of State for Scotland

Alison Harris
Douglas is definitely the best man for the job. He’s proved himself time and again in both Holyrood and Westminster. And he brings considerable experience from outside politics which will be vital as we take the fight to the SNP.
Alison Harris MSP

MSP for Central Scotland

Maurice Golden
Douglas has my full support for Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Douglas’ ability to lead the Party coupled with his integrity and vigour has been proven throughout his tenure as local Councillor, MSP and MP.
Maurice Golden MSP

MSP for West Scotland

Margaret Mitchell
Under Douglas’ leadership the Scottish Conservatives will continue to maintain the first line of defence against the threat of Independence.
Margaret Mitchell MSP

MSP for Central Scotland

Brian Whittle
Douglas Ross is the best person to lead the Scottish Conservatives into the next election. In both Holyrood and in the House of Commons, Douglas has shown he’s got what it takes to go toe-to-toe with the SNP and that’s why he’s got my support.
Brian Whittle MSP

MSP for South Scotland

Adam Tomkins
We need a fearless, robust leader who will speak truth to power. Douglas is the man.
Adam Tomkins MSP

MSP for Glasgow

Andrew Bowie
Douglas is a champion of Scotland, our Union and the Conservatives. Hard working and dedicated to our country and party, he has served at every level. He will be a brilliant leader of the Scottish Conservatives and I’m proud to say he has my full support.
Andrew Bowie MP

MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

Michelle Ballantyne
The SNP have proven that they cannot be trusted with this task. Douglas Ross has a track record of standing up to the Nationalists and I am delighted to give him my backing for the Scottish Conservative leadership. Being part of the United Kingdom has been invaluable to Scotland both before, and during the pandemic. As leader, Douglas would be an excellent ambassador for the Union. Alongside the support of Ruth Davidson who will ensure that Nicola Sturgeon is held to account in Holyrood, I believe we will present a strong opposition to Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP.
Michelle Ballantyne MSP

MSP for South Scotland

Gordon Lindhurst
Douglas Ross would make an excellent leader of the Scottish Conservatives and he has my full support.
Gordon Lindhurst MSP

MSP for Lothian

Oliver Mundell
Our border region needs a pro-UK champion like Douglas at the helm of our party. The negativity of nationalism is destroying our country and he will make sure the SNP are fully held to account. Douglas also understands the unique needs of our rural and agricultural communities and will make sure we are not forgotten. He is the only credible choice for our next leader and he gets my vote.
Oliver Mundell MSP

MSP for Dumfriesshire

John Scott
Backed by Ruth Davidson, and with widespread support across the party, Douglas represents the next generation of Scottish Conservative leadership. I have no hesitation in giving him my support and look forward to working with him as he takes our party forward to even greater success.
John Scott MSP

MSP for Ayr

Jackson Carlaw
I’m delighted that Douglas is running to succeed me as Leader of the Scottish Conservatives. I’ve known Douglas all his political life & he is exactly the candidate with the energy to lead that I had in mind. Our party should unite behind him and back him all the way.
Jackson Carlaw MSP

MSP for Eastwood

Rachael Hamilton
I’m delighted to support and nominate my colleague Douglas Ross, who has vowed to take the fight to Sturgeon on Scotland’s economy, NHS & schools whilst the SNP continue to try to break up our country.
Rachael Hamilton MSP

MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire

Liam Kerr
As someone representing the Highlands, Douglas Ross knows that there’s more to Scotland than the central belt. I am convinced that under Douglas’ leadership, areas like the North East and Highlands, which have been neglected by the SNP for years, can be sure that neglect will continue to be robustly challenged by the Scottish Conservatives.
Liam Kerr MSP

MSP for North East Scotland

Shona Haslam
Having served for a decade on his local Council before being elected as first and MSP and then an MP, Douglas Ross knows what it’s like to be on the frontline as a Scottish Conservative Councillor. I know that with him as our leader, the vital role played by Councillors will be both valued and enhanced over the months and years ahead.
Cllr Shona Haslam

Leader, Scottish Borders Council

Donald Cameron
Douglas Ross is one of my oldest friends in politics, and will be a formidable leader of the Scottish Conservatives into the 2021 election and beyond. He’s a fearless campaigner and never afraid to stand up for what he believes in: just what we need to take on the SNP and win.
Donald Cameron MSP

MSP for Highlands and Islands

Thomas Kerr
Since his election Douglas has been a consistent thorn in the side of the nationalists – ripping their incoherent separation plans apart and holding them accountable for their domestic failings. He has the energy to take us forward and give the SNP a red card, that’s why he has my full support.
Cllr Thomas Kerr

Councillor, Glasgow

Jamie Halcro Johnston
The Scottish Conservatives will lead the fight to kick out Scotland’s tired SNP government next year. Douglas Ross’s record of taking on the SNP in the Highlands and Islands, in Holyrood and in the House of Commons is why I’m backing him for leader. Bring on 2021!
Jamie Halcro Johnston MSP

MSP for Highlands and Islands

Neil Benny
Douglas is a good guy and will be a great leader for our party. He has a track record as a Councillor, MSP and MP, standing up for Moray and for Scotland, taking the fight to the nationalists. Exactly what we need!
Cllr Neil Benny

Councillor, Stirling

David Duguid
I’ve worked with Douglas since we were both elected in 2017 and have seen first hand what a champion he is for rural Scotland. Under his leadership, the interests of farmers, fishermen and rural communities will be to the fore. He will always stand for Scotland’s place in the UK.
David Duguid MP

MP for Banff and Buchan

Martha Benny
Douglas will be a great leader for our party, speaking up for the whole of Scotland and making the case for the Union.
Cllr Martha Benny

Councillor, Clackmannanshire

Tom Weatherston
I’m delighted to give my support to Douglas Ross in this leadership contest, and do so confident in the knowledge that he is absolutely the right candidate for the job. He’s straight-talking and totally committed to advancing Scotland’s interests as part of the United Kingdom.
Cllr Tom Weatherston

Councillor, Scottish Borders

Martin Dowey
Douglas will be a breath of fresh air as our next leader. His working life before politics shows he knows what hard graft is and his ability to connect with people from all backgrounds will be a huge asset as we look forward to next year’s crucial elections.
Cllr Martin Dowey

Conservative Group Leader, South Ayrshire

Nick Cook
Having worked alongside Douglas for years, I know he’s the best man to lead the Scottish Conservatives.
Cllr Nick Cook

Councillor, Edinburgh

Peter Champman
I have known Douglas Ross for many years, both from our shared background in agriculture and from our years together in politics. He has always impressed me with his enormous capacity for work, his attention to detail, his robust debating style and his total commitment to the job in hand. These are exactly the qualities I want in our next leader and it’s why I’m backing Douglas.
Peter Chapman MSP

MSP for North East Scotland

Euan Blockley
I am backing Douglas as he has repeatedly proven to be a thorn in the side of the Nationalists, both in Holyrood and in Westminster. We need someone capable of calling out the SNP on their record and I know that Douglas is the man to do it.
Cllr Euan Blockley

Councillor, Glasgow

Bobby Good
With Douglas Ross as leader of the Scottish Conservatives, everyone in Scotland who wants to defend our place in the United Kingdom can be sure they have a champion for that cause. Douglas is more than a match for Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP, so let’s all get behind him in the fight ahead.
Cllr Bobby Good

Councillor, Argyll and Bute

Scott Hamilton
Douglas represents a fresh generation of political talent in Scotland. I am excited that his leadership of the Scottish Conservatives will win a new and positive hearing for the party from the Northern Isles to here in the Borders, and particularly among younger people.
Cllr Scott Hamilton

Councillor, Scottish Borders

Alexander Burnett
With Douglas Ross as leader of the Scottish Conservatives, everyone in Scotland who wants to defend our place in the United Kingdom can be sure they have a champion for that cause. Douglas is more than a match for Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP, so let’s all get behind him in the fight ahead.
Alexander Burnett MSP

MSP for Aberdeenshire West

Maurice Corry
Douglas is exactly the right person to take the leadership of the Scottish Conservatives at this time and move our party forward. He’s got the right values, backed up by the drive needed to take on the SNP and win.
Maurice Corry MSP

MSP for West Scotland