How Bob Russell voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Bob Russell sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament
I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend for his excellent stewardship of the Department over the past five years. Greater attention must be given to Britain’s defence industry when placing orders. Price and competition are all very well, but in the defence interests of the UK, and to support the skilled jobs we have, does he agree that in a changing world we should not put at risk the...
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to exempt community groups, charities and other not-for-profit organisations from the requirement to pay VAT on the installation of government-funded high-speed broadband cabinets; and if he will make a statement.
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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 (since 24 Oct 2011)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 23 Jun 2010)
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, Panel of Chairs (12 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (24 Apr 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 2 May 2006)
- 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) (29 Apr 2004 to 15 Sep 2004)
- 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 88 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 131 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 81.02% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 448 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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