The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
Davidson predicts ‘surprise’
The Scottish Conservatives will “surprise” people at next year’s Holyrood elections, leader Ruth Davidson has predicted.
She said the party is putting together a “comprehensive manifesto” and insisted the SNP would not be given an “easy ride” on their record in government.
Ms Davidson told Sky News’s Murnaghan programme: “In Scotland right now we’ve got an education system where there are a number of teachers doing excellent work but the results of our pupils are falling.
“We’ve got standards that are stalling. We’ve got a government here who have presided over more than 200 weeks of missed A&E targets because they’re not concentrating on health.”
Ms Davidson told the show the “vibrant” debate over Scotland’s constitutional future has “knocked everything else on to the back pages”.
She said: “The SNP have had an easy ride on their record. Not any longer.”