How Bob Russell voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Bob Russell sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament
I am proud of our reserve forces and grateful to employers who participate to allow workers to serve, but given the huge cuts in the regular forces what happens if recruitment for the reserve forces does not meet the targets the Minister is talking about?
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to implement a replacement programme to introduce LED lighting throughout his Department's buildings and sites; if he will estimate the proportion of lighting in his Department which is LED; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many vacant army dwellings there were on 30 September 2014 in Colchester; and how many such properties had (a) three and (b) four bedrooms.
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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 65 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 122 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 82.25% 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") 428 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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