Christine Russell

Former MP, City of Chester

City of Chester Labour

A selection of Christine Russell's votes

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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted very strongly for more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details

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Christine Russell hardly ever rebelled against their party in their last parliament

Recent appearances

  • Petitions: Planning (Chester) 23 Mar 2010

    I am grateful for the opportunity to present a public petition, which is signed by a large number of my constituents in the City of Chester who object to Cheshire West and Chester council's lack of public consultation with local people on the decision to sell county hall and move the council offices to the new headquarters building. The petition was collected by a constituent of mine, Reg...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Domestic Violence 23 Mar 2010

    What steps his Department is taking to assist victims of domestic violence.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Domestic Violence 23 Mar 2010

    I thank the Minister for her detailed response. Will she join me in praising the Cheshire domestic violence partnership, which was recently shortlisted for a local innovation award? It is working extremely well with the special advisers that the Minister has mentioned. Children who witness domestic violence are also victims. What advice do the Government give to domestic violence partnerships...

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Former Labour MP for City of Chester

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • International Development
  • Work and Pensions
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Housing
  • Middle East
  • New Deal
  • Debt Relief
  • Population Movements

Other offices held in the past

  • PPS (Rt Hon Beverley Hughes, Minister of State), Department for Children, Schools and Families (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Beverley Hughes, Minister of State), Department for Education and Skills (10 Nov 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.51% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
  • 83 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 29 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Government of Colombia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Bogota, Colombia
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,000-£4,000
Destination of visit: Colombia
Date of visit: 16-21 August 2009
Purpose of visit: to discuss foreign and security policies, human rights issues, drug trafficking, poverty reduction programmes
(Registered 12 October 2009)
Name of donor: Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Address of donor: Shoura Council, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £5000
Destination of visit: Saudi Arabia
Date of visit: 2 - 6 October 2009
Purpose of visit: to discuss international relations, UK-Saudi trade/education, training and research partnerships with members of the Shoura Council and Ministers.
(Registered 31 October 2009)

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