Ruth Davidson has this morning confirmed her resignation as Scottish Conservative leader.
This morning she tweeted the resignation letter she sent to Scottish Tory party chairman Robert Forman.
She wrote: “It has been the privilege of my life to serve as @ScotTories leader. This morning I wrote to the Scottish party chairman to tender my resignation.
— Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) August 29, 2019
Tory sources last night acknowledged that Ms Davidson had been put in an “almost impossible position” by the prime minister’s willingness to embrace a no-deal Brexit.
They also indicated that pressures of family life are a factor in a decision which will be a huge blow to the Scottish Tories.