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Jardine selected as Liberal Democrat candidate in Gordon

January 28, 2014 5:35 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Gordon Liberal Democrats have selected Christine Jardine to replace Sir Malcolm Bruce and stand in Gordon at the 2015 UK general election.

Ms Jardine, a former Special Adviser in Downing Street, previously worked in the North East for both the BBC and the Deeside Piper.

She was also the party's candidate in the recent Aberdeen Donside By-election.

Commenting, Willie Rennie MSP, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, said:

"Christine Jardine is a feisty character and a hard worker who will deliver for Gordon and the North East at Westminster.

"Sir Malcolm Bruce has made a huge difference for Gordon over the three decades he has spent at Westminster. He has always put the needs of his constituents first and stood up for local industries in the North East. Christine is absolutely the right person to continue his work at Parliament."

Sir Malcolm Bruce said:

"I am delighted that Gordon Liberal Democrats have chosen Christine Jardine as their candidate following my decision to stand down at the next General Election.

"Christine has strong local connections. I have no doubt that she will campaign energetically across Gordon and take up the issues that matter in the city and shire."

Christine Jardine added:

"It's a privilege to be given this opportunity. We have a tremendous record in Aberdeenshire and especially in Gordon where Malcolm Bruce has been a strong and effective voice for 30 years.

"Over the next 16 months I intend to meet as many people as possible to hear their views and discuss how Liberal Democrats in this Government have been working hard to lower taxes and raise pensions for ordinary people in the North East."