Monday, October 31, 2005

Second Tory Leadship Battle in the Offing

David McLetchie has resigned as leader of the Scottish Conservative Party following continued pressure over the taxigate scandal. He had spent £11,500 on taxis during the first five years and there has been intense scrutiny and questions asked of him about the legitimacy of some of these claims.

It of course means that two Davids will not be leading the Scottish Tories the other will not be elected for a few weeks yet as the national leader.

Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy First Minister Nicol Stephen said:
"This is clearly a major blow to the Conservative Party.

"However, if David McLetchie believes that he can no longer defend his position, he has clearly done the right thing."

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