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Ruth Davidson: Alex Fergusson served with 'distinction'

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Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Alex Fergusson has announced he will stand down at the next Holyrood election.

Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, has praised his role since the creation of the Scottish Parliament in 1999.

Alex Fergusson has served the Scottish Parliament and his constituents in Galloway and West Dumfries with distinction.

“As an original member of Holyrood from its inception in 1999, and as former presiding officer, Alex is rightly held in high regard across the political spectrum.

“The Scottish Conservatives will miss his contribution and, as leader, I will miss the benefit of his unparalleled experience."

– Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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