The resignation of David Cameron as an MP has sparked feverish speculation about who will be lined up to replace him in his safe Oxfordshire seat.
The name being most frequently mentioned this afternoon is Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives.
She’s got a proven track record – moving the Tories from third to second place in May’s Scottish Parliamentary elections.
And she’s pretty popular South of the Border – especially since her impressive performance in the pre-EU referendum TV debate.
And on top of all that, she takes a mean penalty.
But Ms Davidson says a move to the Home Counties is not in her immediate future.
A Scottish Conservatives spokesman said: “That won’t be happening – Ruth is entirely focused on being a strong opposition to the SNP in Scotland.”
David Cameron made the shock announcement today just weeks after promising to stay in Parliament until 2020.
The Witney MP quit 10 Downing Street – which he also swore he wouldn’t do – on June 24 after a humiliating finish on the losing side of the EU referendum .
At the time he vowed: “I will continue with my duties as the MP for Witney. It is an enormous privilege to serve the people of West Oxfordshire.”
But today he warned it was “very difficult to sit as a backbencher and not be an enormous diversion and distraction from what the government’s doing.”
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