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A selection of Christine Russell’s votes
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Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2004.
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 1999–2007.
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 6 votes against, between 2003–2007.
Consistently voted for more EU integration Show votes
40 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2006–2009.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Christine Russell’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Christine Russell’s full vote analysis page for more.
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...
What steps his Department is taking to assist victims of domestic violence.
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)
Topics of interest
- International Development
- Work and Pensions
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- 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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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
6. Overseas visits
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)
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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