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Ruth Davidson rules herself out of the Tory leadership race

Ruth Davidson rules herself out of the Tory leadership race
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Ruth Davidson has been previously tipped as a front-runner in the Tory leadership race. The Scottish Conservative leader has proved popular with both the public and her own party, with the Tory MP Heidi Allen even naming Davidson as her preferred choice for leader in an interview last year. Alas, those hoping that Davidson has what it takes to stop George Osborne's leadership ambitions becoming a reality, will need to have a strong word with the woman of the moment.

Speaking on Daily Politics, Davidson ruled herself out of the race. She said that she has 'no interest in the job' -- pointing to the fact that she isn't even an MP:

https://twitter.com/daily_politics/status/697035070427652097

Happily her colleague Jacob Rees-Mogg is already trying to change her mind. As for Rees-Mogg's chances? He is currently an outside bet at 100-1.