Ex- Piper editor has eyes for Parliament

A former editor of the Deeside Piper has secured the Liberal Democrat nomination to stand for the Westminster seat of Gordon in 2015.

Christine Jardine beat off competition from Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside councillor Peter Argyle to be given the chance to try and succeed Sir Malcolm Bruce- who has said he won’t stand again in 2015.

She has had a long career in journalism in the North- east- working both for the Piper and BBC. More recently she has served as an adviser to leader Nick Clegg.

Ms Jardine will have big shoes to fill in replacing Sir Malcolm who is one of the longest serving MPs- winning Gordon in 1983.

The veteran MP has this week been given another task with his election as deputy leader of the party following the resignation of Simon Hughes.

Ms Jardine said: “It’s a privilege to be given this opportunity. We have a tremendous record in Aberdeenshire and especially in Gordon.”