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Davidson not getting involved in investigation of suspended Stirling councillors

Ruth Davidson has said it “would not be appropriate” for her to comment on the suspension of two Tory Stirling Councillors.

The head of the Scottish Conservatives was responding to a letter from Council leader Scott Farmer, about the investigation into Alistair Majury and Robert Davies.

The pair were suspended earlier this year following a string of inappropriate social media posts.

She replied, “As Leader of the Party, it would not be appropriate for me to play an active role in this investigation or comment on its progress.

“Accordingly, I have referred your correspondence to the Scottish Conservative Central Office, who are investigating the conduct of Cllr Majury and Davies.”

Mr Farmer said, “Ruth Davidson’s refusal to take meaningful action over disgraced Councillors Majury and Davies falls far short of what the people of the Stirling area expect.

“Their past online behaviour has been abusive and seriously offensive and it remains the case that these two suspended Tory Councillors are not fit for public office.

“If the Tories are refusing to clear up their own toxic party, how can anyone trust their candidates ever again?

“I call on Tory Group Leader on Stirling Council, Neil Benny, to give the people of Stirling a cast-iron guarantee that Councillors Majury and Davies will never be permitted back into the Tory Group on Stirling Council again.

“Failure to do so would seriously let down people who put their trust in his candidates.”

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