Douglas Ross poised to become leader of Scottish Conservatives

Party plans to appoint MP for Moray quickly to reverse steep fall in popularity in Scotland

Douglas Ross, the MP for Moray, is expected to be appointed as leader of the Scottish Conservatives as the party scrambles to reverse a steep fall in popularity before the Scottish election in May.

The party plans the quickest possible coronation for Ross, who confirmed on Friday he would stand after Jackson Carlaw’s shock resignation on Thursday night.

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