Borders MP Michael Moore has been appointed to the Liberal Democrat election team as European spokesperson.
Over the past year Mr Moore has been acting as European business adviser to deputy prime minister Nick Clegg.
He will now have a broader role on European policy on behalf of the Liberal Democrats.
Mr Moore said: “I am pleased to be asked by Nick Clegg to take on this role for the election. Europe is a key issue for people in the Borders, including farmers and exporting businesses.
“Nationally, it matters hugely and making the sensible case for a reformed European Union is very important at this time.”