THE LIBERAL Democrats have announced their candidate to stand at this year’s General Election in the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency.

Winterbourne resident Pete Bruce was chosen by the local Liberal Democrats at a meeting last week.

He has a background in science and engineering, having previously worked for local firms including Airbus and is 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 the area.

Pete’s candidacy was announced at a meeting at Winterbourne community centre hosted by neighbouring MP and Minister for Pensions, Steve Webb. Commenting on Pete’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, who has lived in the area for over 20 years, 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.”