Michael Moore re-selected as Lib Dem candidate

Michael Moore MP
Michael Moore MP

Michael Moore has been re-selected by the Liberal Democrats in the Borders to be their candidate to fight the 2015 general election.

The Borders MP has been elected on four previous occasions, since winning the party’s nomination in 1995 to succeed David Steel.

Michael Moore at the dispatch box, House of Commons

Michael Moore at the dispatch box, House of Commons

Lord Steel was on hand in Selkirk’s Victoria hall to propose Michael’s candidacy, which was given unanimous approval at the meeting.

Mr Moore will defend a majority of 5,675 over the Conservative candidate Johm Lamont at the election in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk.

“It is a real privilege to represent the Borders in Parliament,” said Mr Moore. “This is a very special part of the country which I am proud to call my home.

“I will continue to work hard on behalf of my constituents in the months ahead and look forward to the election campaign next year.

“Nationally the Liberal Democrats are campaigning to build a ‘stronger economy and a fairer society’ which fits very closely with the approach I have always taken in the Borders.

“Jobs, particularly for young people locally, communication and transport links and support for people on low incomes remain key priorities for me and my constituents. My campaigning on these issues will continue.”

Lord Steel said: “Michael has proved a highly effective MP for the Borders over many years now and brought credit to the area when he was Secretary of State for Scotland.

“As we approach the 50th anniversary of my successful by-election in the Borders, Michael remains the right candidate to continue to fly the Liberal Democrat flag for the Borders in the House of Commons.”