THE Scottish Tories have removed Jackson Carlaw from the list of MSPs on their website. 

It has fuelled speculation that he has been pushed out of the party after quitting as leader only six months into the job on July 30.

He said he is not the right person to lead the case for Scotland remaining in the UK ahead of next year's Holyrood election.

Carlaw is now not mentioned on the Scottish Conservatives' website, just a day after he was left out of his successor's front bench team.

The move comes after intense speculation that Douglas Ross plotted to oust Carlaw amid concerns over his performance and his party's prospects at next year's Holyrood election and over rising support for independence.

In an extraordinary move Ross appointed former Scottish Tory chief Ruth Davidson as leader of the Tory MSP group where she will challenge Nicola Sturgeon at First Minister questions every week.

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There has been speculation that Ross's new role as leader is a front for Davidson. The pair met on July 26, just four days before Carlaw's shock resignation.

Ross also met Boris Johnson and Michael Gove in the same week but has denied Carlaw's resignation was anything but voluntary.

A spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives said: “This was a simple mistake that will be corrected as soon as possible.” 

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