Scottish Conservative chief Ruth Davidson anticipating a child

LONDON (Reuters) – Scottish Conservative chief Ruth Davidson, a rising star of the social gathering, mentioned on Thursday she was anticipating her first little one along with her accomplice Jen Wilson later this yr.

FILE PHOTO – Ruth Davidson, chief of the Scottish Conservatives, arrives at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

“Jen and I are delighted to announce that I am expecting our first child in the late autumn,” she mentioned in an announcement.

“Like all new parents-to-be, we are excited – and daunted – about the months to come. Mostly, we are just overjoyed at the prospect of starting a family together.”

She mentioned there was no change to her plans to guide the social gathering into the 2021 elections for the Scottish parliament.

Davidson’s stock has risen after she resurrected the Conservatives’ fortunes in Scotland, gaining 12 seats there in final yr’s British basic election whereas the social gathering as an entire lost its majority.

The 39-year-old has been tipped by some as a future social gathering chief and British Prime Minister.

Firstly, nevertheless, she would have to maneuver to the bigger political stage of the British parliament, a step she has hinted she can be keen to make if she did not turn out to be Scotland’s first minister in 2021.

When requested in December if she would possibly search election to Westminster, she mentioned: “I haven’t ruled it out.”

She mentioned on Thursday her deputy, Jackson Carlaw, would “hold the fort for a few months” whereas she was on maternity go away, however that within the meantime it was business as common.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; enhancing by Stephen Addison

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