BBC News - Scottish Tory leadership favourite 'to disband party' Given the proposal to disband the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party what will the new mob be called? Both Scottish Democratic Party or Scottish Democratic Unionists will obviously be out as the thin skinned of Scottish society would see things that are not there and, as it seems to me, that this indicates that they are preparing to fight their corner in a more independent (small I) Scotland there will be no mention of Union in the new name at all. It will also take at least a generation before, whatever rises, for them not to be known as Tories. To your average Scottish voter the Tories are not to be trusted because of Thatcherism so how does the new lot come up with a name that will distance themselves from the Rifkind and Forsyth era? I have a few but as it's the serious bit, I'll hold my wheesht. And for those who have links blocked: Scottish Tory leadership favourite 'to disband party' Mr Fraser said his plan could boost Tory support at Westminster The frontrunner for leader of the Scottish Conservatives has said he will disband the party if he wins the leadership election next month. The MSP Murdo Fraser says the Conservatives carry too much baggage in Scotland and claims a new centre-right party would attract more voters. The party would sit with the Tories in the Commons but have its own policies. Mr Fraser said David Cameron was aware and the idea had the support of several senior Conservatives at Westminster. He told the BBC: "What we have to do is get many more people elected from Scottish constituencies to support David Cameron and a future UK Conservative government and the best way to do that is to create a new progressive centre-right with a Scottish identity." He added: "I think that will be much more attractive to many people in Scotland who share our values." Leadership pitch The Conservatives have failed to revive their fortunes in Scotland since the 1997 general election, which saw them lose all 11 of their Westminster seats. At last year's election, they only managed to retain one MP, David Mundell in Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale. Mr Fraser says the party has been in continual decline in Scotland since the 1960s and the best option was to create a new party. But he can expect some opposition with the former Secretary of State for Scotland, Lord Forsyth, calling the plan a "ludicrous idea" which amounts to raising the white flag in the face of opposition from the SNP. Mr Fraser says his campaign slogan in the Scottish Conservatives leadership race was a "new party for Scotland". "This is the central plank of my leadership pitch," he said. "And what I'll be saying effectively is there is a lot of interest in centre-right values amongst people in Scotland but they don't vote for the Conservative Party."