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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

Malcolm Bruce

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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

  • Event: July 17, 2014 - August 4, 2014 5:00 PM

    Parliamentary researcher to Sir Malcolm Bruce MP - Maternity Leave Cover

    Sir Malcolm Bruce MP is looking for a full time Parliamentary researcher (maternity leave cover) to work in his Parliamentary Westminster office on a fixed term contract.

    Salary range starts at £23,000 in line with IPSA pay scales and will depend on experience.

  • 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.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Sir Malcolm Bruce has welcomed an announcement today on fibre optic broadband which will make a huge difference to people across Aberdeenshire after it was confirmed that Huntly, Rhynie, Udny and Tarves are set to benefit from the latest stage of the £410 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. Balgownie in the City will also see its planned coverage extended.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2014

    Local MP Sir Malcolm Bruce today sought the Prime Minister's backing in a campaign to maintain the Aberdeen-London City air route which British Airways have removed from their timetable from this October.

    Speaking in the House of Commons, he asked for the Prime Minister's recognition that the link is vital to the vibrant business economy of the north of Scotland.

  • Article: Jul 4, 2014

    Local MP Sir Malcolm Bruce is urging constituents to take caution ahead of any travel to the EU this summer and to ensure they obtain their free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) card which allows EU citizens to access state healthcare for free or at reduced costs.

    Sir Malcolm criticised misleading websites which are offering to obtain the card on a person's behalf and in doing so levying a charge. The UK Government has also issued warnings about these copycat websites and is working with major search engines to identify those sponsored advertisements which mislead consumers and have them removed.

  • Article: Jun 30, 2014

    Time for a twin track rail link to Edinburgh

    At a time when a new Forth road bridge is well under way, hundreds of billions of pounds is being invested in the Edinburgh/Glasgow rail link and preparations are under way for High Speed Rail, it is frustrating that nearly all the promised transport improvements for the North East remain just that - promises.

  • Article: Jun 28, 2014

    Sir Malcolm Bruce supports ABTA's campaign to highlight importance of travel insurance

    Gordon MP Sir Malcolm Bruce today warned constituents about the dangers of travelling uninsured as research reveals that almost one in ten of people in Scotland and around 1 in 3 young travellers go abroad uninsured.

  • Article: Jun 25, 2014

    Sir Malcolm Bruce MP has welcomed Government action to tackle abuse of zero-hour contracts by banning exclusivity clauses in contracts.

    His comments come after the Liberal Democrat Business Minister, Jenny Willott MP announced the Coalition Government is to take steps to protect workers on zero hour contracts after a comprehensive information-gathering exercise.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2014

    Liberal Democrat parliamentarians today called on SNP Ministers to get a grip on cancer waiting times in the North East after new figures showed that NHS Grampian was one of nine across Scotland to miss treatment targets.

    Figures published today showed that only 91.5% of patients across Scotland were treated within the 62 day waiting standard from referral to first cancer treatment. Under Scottish Government targets, 95% of patients should receive treatment in this time.

  • Malcolm joins volunteers at Inverurie's Fly Cup
    Article: Jun 24, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MP for Gordon Sir Malcolm Bruce has welcomed news of a £4,500 grant to Fly Cup Catering in Inverurie from the Bank of Scotland Foundation.

    The grant will be used to fund 12 monthly lunches for older people and adults with learning difficulties. Fly Cup Catering provides catering training, employment experience and employment placements to over 20 adults with learning disabilities.

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