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Scottish Tory Leader Quits in Blow to Boris Johnson's Election Chances
Ruth Davidson, who ran the party in Scotland for almost eight years and ranked among the U.K.'s most popular politicians, said the pressures of family life prompted her decision, but her differences with Johnson over Britain's protracted departure from the European Union loomed large.

"Having led our party through seven national elections and two referenda, I know the efforts, hours and travel required to fight such campaigns successfully," Davidson wrote in her letter she published on Twitter. "The threat of spending hundreds of hours away from my home and family now fills me with dread."

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For his part, Johnson acknowledged that Davidson had been instrumental in the revival of his party's electoral fortunes in Scotland and credited her for her "pivotal role" in the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014.

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by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 07:05:38 PM EST
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