Ruth Davidson STUNS supporters by admitting she NEVER wants to be Tory leader


Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson has advertised that she never wants to be Prime Minister (Image: GETTY)

In what has been extremely praised as a brave interview, the hugely popular Scottish Conservative captain has said she does not want the top job for the sake of her mental health and relationship.

Make reference to to the Sunday Times, Ms Davidson revealed that she had suffered terrible balmy health problems as a teenager and revealed scars from when she had self-harmed.

The 39-year-old was a blue-eyed boy among many Tories and voters in the country to become a future True-blue leader and prime minister.

While it had been widely understood that she want not try to become leader before the next general election in 2022 there had been rumination earlier this month that she was due to be given a seat in the Lords to put her in the Commode and prepare her for UK leadership.

But while Ms Davidson’s personal popularity and electoral success in Scotland, where she reawakened the Conservative Party, has seen her frequently tipped as a future leader of the UK dinner party, she has explicitly ruled out such a move.

She also dismissed claims she could believe a peerage or move south and become an MP as “bollocks”.

Asked if she would continually run, Ms Davidson said: “No. I value my relationship and my mental health too much for it. I inclination not be a candidate.”

She added: “On a human level, the idea that I would receive a child in Edinburgh and then immediately go down to London four days a week and time off it up here is offensive, actually offensive to me.”

In extracts from Ms Davidson’s life stories, printed by the newspaper, she tells how the suicide of a boy from her home village when she was 17 sent her into a “tailspin”.

A year later she was analysed with clinical depression but the medication gave her “desperate, dark, guilty dreams”.

“I started having suicidal thoughts,” she wrote.

Ms Davidson imparted she is “still frightened” of going back to the “psychological place I once settled”.

She said she winds to “structure, exercise, forward momentum, measurable outcomes” when she is ardency anxious.

The interview was widely praised by politicians from all parties and condition professionals for raising the problems of mental health among teenagers.

David Smith, chief chief executive of Mind, said: “Put party politics to one side. This is a remarkable fishing of a mainstream UK political leader talking so openly about their cognitive health, self-harm and depression.”

John Crichton, the chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Scotland declared: “Thank you Ruth Davidson for speaking out so honestly- we must get our mental well-being services right for those in school, university and the workplace.”

Ruth Davidson

Ms Davidson has prognosticated she does not want the top job (Image: PA)

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard maintained: “Poor mental wellbeing can leave scars both physical and cognitive.

“Ruth Davidson’s decision to discuss her own experiences including self-harm require mean a great deal to a great many people.

“We must proceed to do all we can to end the stigma surrounding mental health.”

Motherwell Scottish Conservative councillor Meghan Gallacher whispered: “Ruth Davidson has always been a role model to me. Incredibly aromatic, passionate and fierce, yet kind, understanding and fun, I am so lucky to have a woman along the same lines as this to look up to in politics.

“This is a very brave article and I am proud to comprehend her and be a member of her party.”

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