Ruth Davidson has been given a seat in the House of Lords.

It has been confirmed she has been nominated by the Prime Minister and the former Scottish tory leader and Ex Glasgow MSP has accepted the post.

She said she will remain as MSP for Edinburgh Central until March next year before the Holyrood election and the take up her seat in the Lords.

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Ms Davidson said: "I am honoured to follow in the footsteps of former Holyrood parliamentarians such as Jack McConnell, Jim Wallace and Annabel Goldie in being nominated for membership of the House of Lords.

"As a chamber dedicated to scrutinising and revising legislation, the upper house is stronger when it includes a range of voices with experience from different jobs, backgrounds, specialities and parliaments across the UK, and I believe I can make a contribution to its work.

"However, my main focus continues to be my Edinburgh Central constituency and I have confirmed that I will only take my seat after I cease to be an MSP in March.

Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack said: “I warmly congratulate Ruth.“She will be an outstanding champion for Scottish interests in the House of Lords‎, making the positive case for Scotland being at the heart of a strong UK. ‎

“Her well-deserved appointment recognises the success she has ‎enjoyed as former leader of the Scottish Conservatives and her continued commitment to public life and serving the people of Scotland.”