Sometimes rebels against their party in this parliament
How Bob Russell voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately for a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what the membership is of the IPSA Contingency Panel.
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how many hon. Members have been provided with additional funds by IPSA to cover increased staffing costs as a consequence of dealing with higher demand for assistance from constituents in 2013-14 to date.
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what estimate IPSA has made of the amount in staffing budgets for hon. Members which will not be claimed by the end of the current financial year.
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Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Culture Media and Sport
- Ministerial Travel
- Armed Forces: Housing
- Colchester Garrison
- Official Spelling
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)
- 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, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 4 May 2006)
- Shadow Minister, Defence (1 Jun 2005 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (to 21 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)
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 158 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 83.35% 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 — well 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 417 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)