Rt Hon Malcolm Bruce

Malcolm Bruce




Liberal Democrat

Address as

Mr Bruce

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 6233
Fax: 020 7219 2334


67 High Street, Inverurie, AB51 3QJ
Tel: 01467 623413
Fax: 01467 624994


Electoral history

Contested Angus North and Mearns October 1974, Aberdeenshire West 1979 general elections. Member for Gordon 1983-97, Gordon (revised boundary) 1997-2005, for Gordon (revised boundary) since 5 May 2005 general election

Parliamentary career

Liberal Spokesperson for Energy 1985-87; Scottish Liberal Spokesperson for Education 1986-87; Alliance Spokesperson for Employment 1987; Liberal Spokesperson for Trade and Industry 1987-88; SLD Spokesperson for Natural Resources (energy and conservation) 1988-89; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for: The Environment and Natural Resources 1989-90, Scottish Affairs 1990-92, Trade and Industry 1992-94, The Treasury 1994-99; Chair, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party 1999-2001; Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2001-02, Trade and Industry 2003-05

Party groups

Leader Scottish: Social and Liberal Democrats 1988-89, Liberal Democrats 1989-92; President Scottish Liberal Democrats 2000-

Select committees

Member: Scottish Affairs 1990-92, Trade and Industry 1992-94, Treasury 1997-99, Standards and Privileges 1999-2001; Chair: International Development 2005-; Member: Liaison 2005-, Quadripartite (Committees on Strategic Export Controls)/Arms Export Controls 2006-, Joint Committee on National Security Strategy 2010-

Councils, public bodies

Rector, Dundee University 1986-89

International bodies

Member: UK Delegation Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe/Western European Union 2000-05, Executive Committee, Inter-Parliamentary Union, British Group 2010-

Political interests

Energy, gas industry, oil industry, industrial policy, trade policy, deaf children, Scottish home rule and federalism

Countries of interest

The Balkans, Baltic States, Canada, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Hungary, Scandinavia, South Africa, USA, Zimbabwe

General Election 2010 - Gordon

Name Party Votes %
Bruce, Malcolm Lib Dem 17575 36%
Thomson, Richard SNP 10827 22.18%
Crockett, Barney Lab 9811 20.09%
Thomson, Ross Con 9111 18.66%
Edwards, Sue Green 752 1.54%
Jones, Elise BNP 699 1.43%
Result Lib Dem Hold (7.6% from Lib Dem to SNP)