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A selection of Bob Russell's votes
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Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2014
Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
10 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2003–2012
Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
2 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2011–2012
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
11 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2014
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
1 vote for, 13 votes against, between 1997–2012
We have lots more plain English analysis of Bob Russell’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Bob Russell’s full vote analysis page for more.
I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend for his excellent stewardship of the Department over the past five years. Greater attention must be given to Britain’s defence industry when placing orders. Price and competition are all very well, but in the defence interests of the UK, and to support the skilled jobs we have, does he agree that in a changing world we should not put at risk the skills,...
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to exempt community groups, charities and other not-for-profit organisations from the requirement to pay VAT on the installation of government-funded high-speed broadband cabinets; and if he will make a statement.
The hon. Member for Blaydon (Mr Anderson) asked a serious question. This was an establishment stitch-up 42 years ago, and for 42 years it has been an establishment cover-up. Does the Minister not realise that there cannot possibly be any state security reasons why the records of an industrial dispute should not be made public?
More of Bob Russell’s recent appearances
Former Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Culture Media and Sport
- Ministerial Travel
- Armed Forces: Housing
- Colchester Garrison
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Defence Committee (24 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 14 Nov 2011)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (23 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (12 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (24 Apr 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 2 May 2006)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (29 Apr 2004 to 15 Sep 2004)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (8 Jun 1998 to 12 Jul 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 83 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Bob Russell’s speeches
- Has received answers to 130 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 81.03% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 93 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 448 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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