Date: 7 May 2011Scottish Liberal Democrats
Statement from Tavish Scott
“I want to announce that I am resigning the leadership of the Scottish Liberal Democrats with immediate effect.
“Thursday’s Scottish General Election result was disastrous and I must and do take responsibility for the verdict of the electorate.
“The party needs a new direction, new thinking and new leadership to win back the trust of the Scottish people.
“I am honoured to serve as Shetland’s MSP in this Parliament.”