Aberdeenshire West Liberal Democrats have chosen Rosemary Bruce as their candidate for the Aberdeenshire West constituency in the Scottish Parliament election on May 6th. Rosemary is also the Scottish Liberal Democrat lead list candidate for the North East of Scotland region.
Rosemary Bruce has been a member of the Liberal Democrats for more than thirty years and has served as the Councillor for Banchory and Mid Deeside ward on Aberdeenshire council since May 2017, she is deputy leader of the Aberdeenshire Council Scottish Liberal Democrat group and vice-chair of the Education and Children's Services Committee.
Rosemary previously served as the Cllr for Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside from 2009-2012. Rosemary has a long record of involvement in local community groups such as chairing her local community council and toddler group, and actively campaigned for the retention of the local maternity services.
Commenting on her selection Rosemary said:
“I am delighted to have been selected for Aberdeenshire West - the area in which I and my family live and work.”
“I know that many people across the North East of Scotland feel let down by successive nationalist governments and that the last thing that we need is another divisive referendum. What matters is getting on with their lives as we face the challenges of recovery from the pandemic and the difficulties emerging over Brexit.”
“If elected, my priority will be to put recovery first – to rebuild our economy and health services - including mental health, invest in education and skills, ensure good connectivity across the country, decentralise control of services, take new steps to tackle injustice and meet our climate change targets.”
“I also want to ensure that resources and skills of the oil and gas sector can be re-directed, to make a major contribution to achieving net zero carbon and creating sustainable jobs for the future.”
Outside of politics, Rosemary works part-time as a Company Registrar and has previously worked as an Office Manager, Diary Secretary and Personal Assistant in both the private and public sectors. She enjoys swimming, dancing, tennis and walking in Scotland’s beautiful countryside. Rosemary could also be described as bit of a foodie who loves to try out new recipes and is eager to support local food & drink producers.
Rosemary lives on Deeside with her husband Malcolm and their three student age children.