Bruce is standing for Edinburgh Central, having more than doubled the Liberal Democrat vote for Edinburgh North and Leith, which covers most of the constituency, in the UK 2019 general election.
Bruce, who works in Edinburgh’s thriving tech sector, served as a Captain in the Royal Marines Commandos before becoming active in politics – the same spirit of public service and drive to make a difference that led him to the Armed Services attracted him to politics. Prior to his eight years with the Marines, he completed an undergraduate degree in Economics and an MSc in Strategic Studies, both at Aberdeen University.
Originally from Highland Perthshire, he lives in the city with his wife and their young family.
“There is much to love in our city but much that needs fixing as well. As Liberal Democrats we believe that serving the people of Edinburgh comes ahead of any narrow-minded ideologies.
“That means supporting a green recovery, boosting mental and physical health, and ensuring young people have the opportunities they deserve. I want to see a universal entitlement to affordable childcare to help keep new parents in work, creating a more equal society and boosting the economy long term.
“Now is the time to come together and create a better future. If elected, I will put building a greener, fairer, and prosperous Edinburgh Central at the heart of what I do. As Edinburgh Central MSP, I will put recovery first.”
Bruce is eager to ensure everyone gets the public services they deserve. Having seen the impact of pollution first hand he is focused on both local environmentalism and global sustainability.