Liberal Democrat MP Sir Malcolm Bruce has announced that he will stand down from Parliament at the next general election.
Mr Bruce, who chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness and International Development Select Committee, has represented Gordon, in the north-east of Scotland, since 1983.
As a father of a deaf daughter, he has long campaigned on deaf issues in the House of Commons, recently submitting a Bill seeking to set up a review body to look at the impact of communication support for deaf and hard of hearing people.
He told the Press and Journal newspaper: “I’d rather go when I’m fit, active, effective and, I hope, still enjoying it. I think I’m going to feel quite liberated but I want people to know that I’m not retiring right now, I’m just announcing that I’m not going to stand at the next election. I’ll be as busy as ever until then.”
Andy Palmer, our Limping Chicken editor-at-large, interviewed Mr Bruce earlier this year. You can read our interview with him here.
By Paul Harrison, the Limping Chicken’s News Reporter. Paul is a freelance journalist, currently living and working in London. When not at his desk writing or tweeting, he can be found at a coffee shop or Loftus Road/The Stoop/Celtic Park (delete as applicable) mumbling insults at the referee or sloppy passing. Follow him on Twitter as @paulbharrison
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