Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson: '˜Indyref2 is dead'

Scottish Conservative party leader Ruth Davidson has claimed the prospect of a second independence referendum iss 'dead' following a triumphant night for her party.

Friday, 9th June 2017, 6:01 am
Updated Friday, 9th June 2017, 1:58 pm
Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson arrives at the Edinburgh counting centre. Picture: Getty
Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson arrives at the Edinburgh counting centre. Picture: Getty

Ms Davdison said the Tories had built on successes in last year’s Scottish Parliament election, and on last month’s council vote.

She told the BBC: “But there was one big issue in this campaign and it was Nicola Sturgeon trying to run through a second independence referendum in March and the country’s reaction to that,” she said.

“I think we have seen the country’s reaction in the number of SNP seat’s falling. Indyref 2 is dead.”

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Ms Davidson added: “Now it’s time to get back to what matters to the people of Scotland - that’s sorting out our schools, growing our economy and looking at our public services.”

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