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Nicholas Bruce Reid (born 30 July 1935) is an Australian retired politician.

Bruce Reid
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Bendigo
In office
24 March 1990 – 31 August 1998
Preceded byJohn Brumby
Succeeded bySteve Gibbons
Personal details
Born (1935-07-30) 30 July 1935 (age 84)
Bendigo, Victoria
Political partyLiberal Party

Born in Bendigo, Victoria, he served in the military in 1958 and then became a retailer. In 1976, he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council as the Liberal member for Bendigo Province. He remained in the Legislative Council until 1988. In 1990, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for the federal seat of Bendigo, defeating John Brumby.

After the Liberals lost the 1993 federal election he contested the Liberal leadership with John Howard and John Hewson, but received only one vote.[1][2]

He held the seat of Bendigo until his retirement in 1998.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 14 June 2008.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John Brumby
Member for Bendigo
Succeeded by
Steve Gibbons