Winterbourne resident Pete Bruce has been chosen by the local Liberal Democrats to stand as their candidate at the forthcoming general election in the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency.
He has a background in science and engineering, having previously worked for local firms such as Airbus, and is now involved in a number of local voluntary groups. He has a particular interest in environmental sustainability and is already campaigning for improved public transport links for people who live and work around this part of South Gloucestershire.
Mr Bruce’s candidacy was announced at a well-attended meeting at Winterbourne Community Centre hosted by neighbouring MP and Minister for Pensions, Steve Webb.
Commenting on Mr Bruce’s selection, Steve Webb said:
“I am delighted that the local Lib Dems have selected such a strong candidate as Pete Bruce to fight the next general election. I have known him for nearly twenty years and his experience working in the aerospace industry would be especially valuable as MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke. He is a committed environmentalist and is actively involved in local community groups and would have a lot to contribute in Parliament.”
Pete Bruce told the meeting:
“I am very pleased to be chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate to seek the support of the people of Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency to serve and represent them. I have my roots in the constituency area and love its diversity, with much to celebrate and preserve in its green spaces, sympathetic architecture, communities and industry. However, the global and local challenges we face will need new creative partnership solutions for the benefit of all.”
For a list of all the candidates announced so far, plus expert predictions and betting odds, visit The Journal’s 2015 General Election page.
This article originally appeared in the March 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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