Bob Russell

MP, Colchester

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 government Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Bob Russell sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment 18 Dec 2014

    Two hundred years ago Britain and the United States of America were at war, and had been for more than two years. Christmas Eve is the 200th anniversary of the signing of a peace treaty to end the north American war of 1812-14. Since then our two great countries have been friends and close allies, which has served us well through good as well as difficult times. However, as far as I can...
  • Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment 18 Dec 2014

    I am not aware of that book, but I am aware of the equally wonderful book by the TV journalist Peter Snow about when British forces burnt down the White House and other aspects of the war of 1812-14. Following the signing of the treaty of Ghent, it was ratified by the Government and signed by the King on 30 December—or perhaps by the Prince Regent; I have not been able to confirm...
  • Communities and Local Government Committee 18 Dec 2014

    Will the hon. Gentleman comment on one unintended consequence and offer advice on it? One local authority in my part of Essex has decided to plonk several thousand houses on the extremities of its district, miles away from its major centres of population but right on the doorstep of urban Colchester. Is there not a flaw in the NPPF if that sort of situation is being allowed to happen?

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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

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

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)
  • 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 71 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 121 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 81.67% 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") 437 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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