Reacting to the announcement of Ruth Davidson’s resignation as leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Dean Lockhart MSP said:
‘’I would like to place on record my personal thanks to Ruth Davidson for all she has done as leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
‘’I, like all Scottish Conservatives, will miss her leadership and support and her drive to keep Scotland as part of the United Kingdom.
‘’It has been an absolute privilege to serve in her Shadow Cabinet team for the last three years and I thank her for the friendship and support she has given to me.
‘’I wish her every happiness as she enjoys some well-deserved family time with her fiancée Jen and her young son Finn.’’