Ruth Elizabeth Davidson is the former leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. She became party leader in 2011 and stood down in August 2019. Born in Edinburgh, she worked as a BBC journalist and served in the Territorial Army as a signaller. After leaving the BBC in 2009, Davidson joined the Conservative Party. She enjoyed a stratospheric rise to prominence, expressing her firm views on Scottish independence as well as Britain’s departure from the EU. As of this week, Davidson has taken her seat on the red benches in the House of Lords. She lives with her partner Jen and their son Finn near Edinburgh.

These are a few of Ruth Davidson’s favourite things…