Bob Russell

Colchester Liberal Democrat

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How Bob Russell voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails

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Bob Russell sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Cystic Fibrosis 10 Apr 2014

    I hope that when the Minister responds she will explain why successive Governments refused to acknowledge the very strong arguments that the hon. Lady has made about how the disease was once a childhood condition whereby people never made it beyond being teenagers but now people make it to adulthood and they are having to pay prescription charges—if they are in employment—to stay...
  • Public Administration Select Committee: Backbench Business — Easter Adjournment 10 Apr 2014

    The hon. Lady is making a powerful speech about the co-operative movement. Will she confirm that the Labour party was established some 60 years after the establishment of the Co-op, and that it is therefore in the best interests of the Co-op to embrace people of all political parties?
  • Public Administration Select Committee: Backbench Business — Easter Adjournment 10 Apr 2014

    I have a cunning plan to get potholed streets in Colchester filled in: I will invite the organisers of the Tour de France to hold one of the stages of this great cycling event in Colchester, which, created in 49 AD, was Britain’s first city and the first capital of Roman Britain. That would guarantee that the potholes in Colchester—wilfully neglected by Essex county council, by...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Ministerial Travel
  • Armed Forces: Housing
  • Colchester Garrison
  • Official Spelling
  • Volunteers

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)

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  • Has spoken in 72 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 141 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 81.93% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 418 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

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