It was not, however, his first public task as the new MP. Perhaps it was not even the most important: on Sunday he had to make an appearance at the Galashiels Liberal Club bingo night.
Michael Moore, the new Liberal Democrat man in Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, had a light duty to perform on Monday when he turned up for the ceremony to mark the agreement between Borders College and Napier University.
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