How Bob Russell voted since 2001
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Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Bob Russell sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament
Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Culture Media and Sport
- Ministerial Travel
- Armed Forces: Housing
- Colchester Garrison
Currently held offices
- Member, Defence Committee
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 14 Nov 2011)
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (13 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (12 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Defence Minister (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Whip (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (26 Apr 2006 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (24 Apr 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 4 May 2006)
- Member, Regulatory Reform (12 Jul 2005 to 2 May 2006)
- Shadow Minister, Defence (1 Jun 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (to 21 Sep 2004)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (29 Apr 2004 to 15 Sep 2004)
- Other Whip (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Culture, Media & Sport), Culture, Media & Sport (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (8 Jun 1998 to 12 Jul 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 78 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 116 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 81.13% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 20 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 157 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bob Russell’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 445 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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