Glyn Davies, Conservative MP for Montgomeryshire, has backed Ruth Davidson MSP’s plea to MPs to “get behind a deal” before October 31.

On Friday, Ruth Davidson stood down as the Leader of the Scottish Conservatives for personal reasons, after eight years in the position. In announcing her decision, she focussed on the difficulty of balancing the demands of her personal life as a young mother with the pressures involved in leading the Scottish Conservative Party.

Ms Davidson also declared her continuing desire to see the UK leave the EU with a negotiated deal.

Her frustration with other politicians who have refused to support the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May and the twenty-seven EU member states was clear when she pleaded “For God’s sake, get behind a deal”.

On Ruth Davidson’s decision to stand down as Leader, Glyn Davies said: “Ruth Davidson has been an outstanding leader of the Scottish Conservatives, transforming the prospects of the Conservative Party in Scotland over recent years through her personality and inspiration.

"It’s crucial that the Party learns from and builds on what she has achieved, and takes seriously her wise guidance in respect of the most divisive issue of today – Brexit.

“Ruth Davidson voted Remain in the 2016 referendum, while I voted Leave. But both of us want Brexit based on the best possible future relationship with the EU and the 27 individual member states.

"Both of us are hugely supportive of leaving with an agreed deal. I absolutely back her call to all colleagues as she announced her standing down from the leadership – 'For God’s sake, get behind a Deal'.

“Earlier this year, MPs refused to back the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May three times. I thought they were wrong to do so.

"New Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is striving to negotiate a new agreement, with important changes to the infamous Irish Backstop. I back him totally in his ambition, and so does Ruth Davidson.

"If the Prime Minister emerges from the October European Council with a new agreement, I join Ruth in pleading with my MP colleagues to get behind a deal.”