Jen Wilson and Ruth Davidson
Jen Wilson and Ruth Davidson got engaged during a holiday in Paris Getty

Ruth Davidson got engaged to her girlfriend Jen Wilson weeks after she led the Scottish Conservatives to an historic result at the 5 May elections.

The Scottish Conservative leader, 37, popped the question to 34-year-old charity worker Wilson while the pair were on holiday in Paris.

"So, I've been away for a few days as I had an important question to ask. Delighted Jen said yes. Very happy," the MSP said in a tweet.

Her proposal came after Davidson was hailed by Prime Minister David Cameron for leading the party to success in the elections north of the border, making it the second largest party in Scotland after the Scottish National Party.

When same-sex marriage was passed by the Scottish Parliament in February 2014, Davidson said the decision made her cry.

"I am not ashamed to say that on returning to my parliamentary office after the vote, I cried deep sobbing tears of relief and release and joy and pain and pride and dozens of other emotions all mixed up together," she wrote for The Herald newspaper. "In truth, I didn't really know why I was crying – I hadn't expected to – but I couldn't stop for a full five minutes."