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Malcolm Bruce MP elected Liberal Democrat deputy leader

January 29, 2014 1:32 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats have today elected Sir Malcolm Bruce MP as the party's new Deputy Leader in the House of Commons.

key_Malcolm_Bruce.jpgCommenting, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

"I'm delighted to welcome Malcolm to the post. He is admired across the party for his experience and his ability to keep a cool head - exactly what we need as we head towards the election."

Liberal Democrat deputy leader Sir Malcolm Bruce MP said:

"I thank my parliamentary colleagues for the confidence they have shown in me.

"I am looking forward to working with Nick Clegg's team using my experience in and out of Parliament to project a strong and coherent Liberal Democrat message.

"We came into government to rescue the country from economic disaster. Thanks to the Liberal Democrats we are on the road to recovery, income tax has been cut for millions, pensions have had their biggest ever increase and we have moderated the excesses sought by some Conservatives.

"The country does not need Labour to blow it away by reverting to their old habits, unbridled Conservatism to divide our society or the excesses of nationalism to destroy UK cohesion.

"The Liberal Democrats are a constructive and progressive force with the experience and commitment to build a stronger economy in a fairer society enabling everyone to get on in life."