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As May stumbles, charismatic Scottish leader rises

After winning 13 seats in Scotland and denting First Minister Sturgeon's plans for independence, Davidson is now an influential voice following Britain's general election

"I've always spoken about how I want an open, rather than a closed Brexit, and that puts freedoms at the heart of what it is that we achieve here," said Ms Davidson.

Following Thursday's vote, Ms Sturgeon admitted that the independence issue had been a factor in her party's losses.


A CHARISMATIC politician with a sense of humour who is respected even by her rivals, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson was everything Prime Minister Theresa May was not on the campaign trail.

After winning 13 seats in Scotland - 12 more than the previous tally - and

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