RUTH Davidson has made a bid to persuade ‘moderate’ Labour voters to switch to the Tories in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election.

The Scottish Conservative leader has said the “centrist, inclusive election winning” new Labour of Tony Blair is gone and been replaced with the “unelectable hard left”.

She said her party will seek to represent the views of moderate centre ground voters she said will be feeling “utterly disenfranchised by Mr Corbyn’s victory.

Ms Davidson, who made a success of pitching her party at Scottish No voters in the Holyrood elections earlier this year overtaking Labour as the man opposition to the SNP, hopes to take further support from Labour.

She said: “I am therefore determined to build a moderate Scottish Conservative party that appeals to the same people who supported Brown and Blair, one which knows that economic growth only has value if it works in tandem with social progress.

"Labour may be increasingly divorced from its traditional support, but under my leadership the Scottish Conservatives will be there to speak up for those decent, moderate voters.”

Ms Davidson senses an opportunity with Kezia Dugdale previously stating her opposition to Mr Corbyn as UK leader stating the Scottish party is split.

She added: “Mr Corbyn's election means that, at both Holyrood and Westminster, Labour is simply incapable of providing a strong opposition to anybody apart from itself.”

Willie Rennie, the Scottish LibDem leader has also offered disappointed Labour voters a home in his party.

He said: “The Labour Party has decided to abandon moderate, progressive voters in the UK. These voters will find a welcome home in the Liberal Democrats.”