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A Local Champion for Gordon

It has been an honour and a privilege to represent Gordon. I am extremely grateful to all those constituents who have supported me over the years and I have been proud to be the MP for Gordon from 1983-2015.

This website was established while I was a Member of Parliament but Parliament has now been dissolved and there are no Members of Parliament until after the Election on 7 May 2015. All information and references to my work as an MP are therefore historic.

You can still browse the website where you can find details of news stories, photos, speeches, links as well as details of my previous work in Parliament and how to visit. There is also information about the constituency.

If you have ongoing casework or need to contact me you can still email me on info@malcolmbruce.org.uk

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Nick Clegg MP says:The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Bruce

Nick Clegg

"I want to know what Malcolm's diet is because he clearly eats or drinks something that keeps him forever young. He is one of the most energetic MPs in the House of Commons today much as he was when he entered the Commons 25 years ago. It is amazing to see him run circles around MPs half his age in his tireless dedication to his constituents. He really is an institution in his own right in his own constituency but also in Westminster, as a chairman of a very important select committee. He is widely respected across party boundaries. I wonder whether his constituents realise how lucky they are to have someone who is not just a good constituency MP but someone who is really respected in Westminster. Westminster is a rough and rowdy place. There are not that many MPs - and Malcolm can count himself amongst them - who are listened to respectfully by all parties."

- The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister speaking about Malcolm

Recent updates

  • Article: Mar 26, 2015

    As part of the valedictory debate for retiring Members in the House of Commons, Sir Malcolm Bruce, the MP for Gordon for the last 32 years delivered his last speech to the House. The full text follows:

    Hansard, 26 Mar 2015 : Column 1641-1643:

    Sir Malcolm Bruce (Gordon) (LD): I entered the House on the same day as the right hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Mr Brown), and I was recalling just how much has changed in this place. When we arrived, there were no mobile phones, no e-mail and virtually no staff. My local party provided me with a rent-free office and a part-time secretary, so all those who accuse us of exploiting the expenses system should remember that we were exploited by it at the beginning.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2015

    Farewell to the green benches

    This week I left behind the green benches of the House of Commons, almost 32 years after I first had the honour to take my seat in the Chamber. I closed the door for the last time on my third floor office in Portcullis House with its view over the river to the London Eye.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2015

    Sir Malcolm Bruce, MP for Gordon and Christine Jardine, Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Gordon, have welcomed the announcement in today's Budget that low and middle income earners will receive a further tax cut with the increase of the personal tax allowance to £11,000.

    Since 2010, as a result of increases to the income tax threshold, 287,000 people in Scotland have been lifted out of paying income tax altogether and 2.33 million Scottish low and middle earners will have received a tax cut of over £900 by 2017-18. In April 2016, the personal allowance will rise to £10,800 and again to £11,000 in April 2017.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2015

    Sir Malcolm Bruce, MP for Gordon, has welcomed the package of reforms to support the oil and gas industry announced in today's Budget.

    The package includes the introduction of a new Investment Allowance, a reduction in the Supplementary Charge from 30% to 20%, a cut to the Petroleum Revenue Tax from 50% to 35% and £20m to fund a seismic survey programme in under-explored areas of the UK Continental Shelf.

  • Article: Mar 17, 2015

    Sir Malcolm Bruce, MP for Gordon, has urged Aberdeenshire Council to ensure that plans for a new academy in Inverurie include a new swimming pool for the local area.

    In a letter to the council's Chief Executive, Sir Malcolm said that the local swimming facilities were no longer able to serve the needs of the town and surrounding areas which have seen a rapid growth in house building and population over recent years.

  • Article: Mar 11, 2015

    North East Liberal Democrat MPs Sir Malcolm Bruce and Sir Robert Smith have welcomed the news that Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Councils have launch a bid for a £2.9bn City Deal.

    Last month Sir Malcolm and Sir Robert wrote to the Minister for Cities, Greg Clark MP, to emphasise the need for a City Deal, particularly in light of the falling oil price and the additional pressure this is putting on the North East.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Sir Malcolm Bruce, MP for Gordon, and Christine Jardine, Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Gordon, have demanded an explanation from SNP ministers after it emerged that the Scottish Government's NHS spending plans mean NHS Grampian will continue to be underfunded.

    On 11th January this year, the Scottish Government issued a statement which said that an additional tranche of funding for 2015/16 would "bring all health boards to within one per cent of parity under the NHS funding formula, NRAC, a year earlier than planned."

  • Article: Feb 10, 2015

    A&E crisis

    The crisis facing our health service has been in the news again recently as A&E waiting times figures for December 2014 were published last week. They showed that the Scottish Government, for the last 16 months, has not met its interim target of treating 95% of patients within four hours.

  • Article: Feb 5, 2015

    Sir Malcolm Bruce, MP for Gordon, and Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Gordon, have raised concerns about funding for GP practices in the North East, following the release of Budget figures showing General Medical Spending will not increase with inflation.

    Sir Malcolm and Christine highlighted that many GP practices in Aberdeen City and Shire are already struggling to cope with demand as new housing developments are increasing patient numbers, without extra investment for local services.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2015

    Sir Malcolm Bruce, MP for Gordon, has called on Police Scotland to deliver on its commitment to abolish stop searches on young children after new data came to light showing officers were continuing to search under 12s.

    In June 2014, Assistant Chief Constable Wayne Mawson described the practice to a Holyrood committee as "indefensible" and said that Police Scotland would end stop searches on under 12s with immediate effect. Despite this promise, Police Scotland has since stop searched a further 356 children. Across Scotland between January and November last year there were 436,288 stop-searches, of which 654 were of children under 12.

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