Leader of the Opposition (Scotland)

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Leader of the Opposition in the Scottish Parliament
Leader of the Opposition
Incumbent
Ruth Davidson

since 11 August 2020
StyleMember of the Scottish Parliament (MSP)
Term lengthWhile leader of the largest political party not in government
Inaugural holderAlex Salmond
FormationMay 1999

The Leader of the Opposition is an informal term given to the leader of the largest party not in government in the Scottish Parliament. Since 11 August 2020, this has been Ruth Davidson of the Scottish Conservative Party.[1][2]

List of Leaders of the Opposition in the Scottish Parliament[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Glossary". www.parliament.scot. 20 May 2010.
  2. "Ruth Davidson's return to frontline politics confirmed as Douglas Ross announces first reshuffle". www.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 6 December 2020.