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A Local Champion for Gordon

It is an honour and a privilege to represent Gordon. I am extremely grateful to all those constituents who have supported me and am proud to be the MP for Gordon. I look forward to representing you once again and will continue to work as hard as ever in Parliament and the constituency on your behalf. Please enjoy browsing the website where you can find details of news stories, photos, speeches, links as well as details of my work in Parliament and how to visit. There is also information about the constituency together with local petitions, events and campaigns. On my regular website column you can read my views on some of the latest issues that are affecting people in Gordon today. Please feel free to contact me with any comments you may have or if there are any issues you would like me to take up at info@malcolmbruce.org.uk

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Rt Hon Malcolm Bruce MP

Nick Clegg MP says:

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"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: Sep 3, 2014

    On the 18th of September the people of Scotland will vote in the referendum on independence, the result of which will decide whether Scotland remains a part of the United Kingdom or becomes an independent country. As part of the run up to the referendum, Malcolm has contributed an article to Endeavour Public Affairs which is originally published here and is also found below:

  • Article: Aug 23, 2014

    32nd - and last - summer tour of Gordon

    I am writing this part way through my 32nd and last summer tour of the Gordon constituency. Of course, I travel all around the constituency throughout the year but I started the idea of touring the whole constituency the summer after I was elected in 1983 and have done it ever since.

  • Article: Aug 19, 2014

    Sir Malcolm Bruce, Scottish Liberal Democrat MP for Gordon, will this coming week embark on his thirty-second and final annual Summer Tour of the constituency before he steps down from Parliament in May 2015.

    Sir Malcolm will be holding 60 surgeries in towns and villages across Gordon, beginning at Arnage on Wednesday 20th August and finishing in Ruthven on Thursday 28th August.

  • Article: Aug 18, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats will be making the case for a stronger Scotland within the United Kingdom from Shetland to the Borders as the referendum campaign enters its final month.

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MPs and MSPs will be working with activists in their local areas to contact hundreds of thousands of voters over the next four weeks.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2014

    Details of all the days, times and stops of Malcolm's 32nd and last summer tour before retiring as an MP at the next general election are available here.

    He will be holding 60 surgeries in towns and villages across Gordon and is more than happy to speak to anyone who has a problem or an issue that they would like to raise with him.

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    Details of all the days, times and stops of Malcolm's 32nd and last summer tour before retiring as an MP at the next general election are attached.

    He will be holding 60 surgeries in towns and villages across Gordon and is more than happy to speak to anyone who has a problem or an issue that they would like to raise with him.

    He is able to assist and advise on a range of matters including benefits, taxation, employment, the economy, the CSA and foreign policy, or any other local or national issue.

  • Article: Aug 12, 2014

    Bruce welcomes Aker commitment to Dyce

    Commenting on the news that Aker Solutions has signed a 20-year lease on a new office complex in Dyce, Liberal Democrat MP for Gordon Sir Malcolm Bruce said:

    "This significant investment in new offices and personnel probably makes Aker Solutions the largest single employer in the Gordon constituency. Having visited Aker on a number of occasions, I am aware that this announcement has been on the cards for some time.

  • Article: Aug 11, 2014

    Show respect for WW 1 sacrifices

    Many people have been moved by images commemorating the start of the First World War. Apart from reminding people how the country united and many made huge sacrifices including the supreme sacrifice, what has been most telling is the humanity of the tributes showing appreciation of lives lost without attempting to make judgments or historical analyses.

  • Article: Jul 28, 2014

    Star Miley was inspiration for Aberdeen's Olympic pool

    I was delighted that our local swimming star Hannah Miley stormed to gold medal victory on the opening day of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and shattered her previous Commonwealth record.

    I first met Hannah almost ten years ago when she was a promising competitor with the Garioch swimmers doing her training in the Inverurie pool which opened in the wee small hours but saw her carrying on when the pool admitted the general public.

  • Article: Jul 16, 2014

    BA rob Aberdeen link for central belt services

    It is not just disappointing that British Airways are axing the Aberdeen to London City route after less than two years in operation but it is being done in an underhand way. There has been no consultation and no announcement. I was alerted to it by a constituent who was trying to book a flight later in the year only to find that the route had disappeared from the timetable.

    It appears that BA have pulled the three flights a day to give extra flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin, increasing their services to 11, 8 and 5 respectively leaving Aberdeen passengers deprived of this useful option altogether.

    I alerted the Prime Minister to this last week and he confirmed that this was a vital service for the dynamic economy of the North East and promised to look into it.

    BA have since explained that the decision was taken for commercial reasons. This doesn't necessarily mean that the route was making a loss, just that other routes are more profitable.

    Like most politicians from the North of Scotland I have found this a very convenient route offering generally more reliable time keeping and faster journey time than Heathrow. We are seeking an urgent meeting with BA to seek a full explanation as to why the route is being scrapped before it had been fully established and to determine whether they would reconsider or other airlines might take up the route.

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