How Bob Russell voted since 2001
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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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Bob Russell sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament
Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee: The Standards System in the House of Commons.
Witnesses: Mr Richard Caborn, Sir Bob Russell MP and Bill Wiggin MP
I thank the hon. Lady for raising those concerns. It is all on the record: the Minister’s response will be on the record, and her officials and those who carry out the contract will know that it is all on the record. Everyone will know that those concerns have been raised. I echo much of what the hon. Lady said, particularly about Atos, which would perhaps be described more accurately...
Street lights provide safety for all, so will the Minister responsible for road safety confirm that turning off street lights at midnight results in added road safety risks for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians?
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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
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 63 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 81 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 82.37% 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") 426 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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