Labour will push ahead with a vote of no confidence in the Scottish Government, despite the resignation of Humza Yousaf. 

MSPs will debate the motion tabled by Anas Sarwar on Wednesday. If it is backed by a simple majority in the chamber, then the First Minister and all of his ministers will need to resign. 

However, the Greens have said that they will not support what they described as "parliamentary game playing" which means it will fail. 

Meanwhile, the Scottish Conservatives have withdrawn their motion of no-confidence in Mr Yousaf, saying there is “no longer any need” given the First Minister’s planned resignation.

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Speaking on BBC Good Morning Scotland, the party's leader, Anas Sarwar said: “The principle of our motion still stands."

He added: “I don’t believe the SNP can give a stable, competent government - it is unleadable and ungovernable, and that is why we need a change of government.

“When Rishi Sunak took over [as Prime Minister] from Liz Truss, Nicola Sturgeon said the door of Downing Street was not a revolving door or a plaything of one party and the same applies here.”

If a majority of MSPs back Scottish Labour’s motion the First Minister and his ministers will need to resign.

Holyrood would then have 28 days to agree on a new administration. If that did not happen, then there would be an extraordinary election.

Mr Sarwar said he was “ready” for a vote: “I will take it tomorrow - we have the right priorities and we are ready to go both financially and our campaign machine.”

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Green MSP Gillian Mackay said: “Like the withdrawn Tory motion, the Labour one has clearly been overtaken by events. Pursuing it would achieve nothing, and would simply mean more parliamentary game playing.

“Labour MSPs have spent the last few days saying the government needs to get back to running the country, so why do they want to waste the valuable time of the Scottish Parliament, staff and MSPs by carrying on with this charade when it has no chance of passing?

Ms Mackay added: “We bear no personal animosity to the First Minister or the SNP, and, as Scottish Greens, are already getting back to business.

“At the same time, we are proud to be welcoming hundreds of new Scottish Green members who care deeply about our climate, equalities and the fairer, greener society that we can build in an independent Scotland.”

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Meanwhile, in a statement, Douglas Ross said the Tories had formally withdrawn their confidence motion.

He said: “I’m delighted that the Scottish Conservative motion of no confidence in Humza Yousaf achieved its purpose by forcing him to resign.

“While, on a personal level, I wish him well for the future, he was a disaster as First Minister and it’s in Scotland’s interests that he goes."

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“The next goal for my party is to see off this feuding, failing SNP government and switch the focus away from their independence obsession and on to the public’s real priorities – such as growing the economy and improving Scotland’s ailing public services.

“As it’s job done in terms of Humza Yousaf, there’s no longer any need for us to press ahead with a debate on our no-confidence motion.

“Consequently, we have formally withdrawn it and requested that the parliamentary bureau instead allocate that time for a statement from the Lord Advocate on the Post Office scandal.”