The latest results, news and analysis from Holyrood and Cardiff Bay as they come in.
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He did not create the problems which bedevil the Party, and his departure alone will not resolve them.
If the UK government is to succeed in stamping its mark through direct investment, it will need to channel the zeal usually reserved for an underdog.
Overall ratings are down but the Chancellor sidesteps this trend and posts another stellar score.
The leader of Scotland’s Conservatives makes his call in the wake of Douglas Ross’ resignation as a Scotland Minister earlier today.
With Holyrood elections probably a year away now, Conservatives north of the border need to be prepared for when the campaign starts.
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The overall numbers are down slightly after the allegations against the Home Secretary and the Government’s defeat over Heathrow.
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As expected, the MSP for Eastwood won decisively, gaining over three-quarters of the vote.
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