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Dean Russell is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Dean Russell sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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Tips Bill: Second Reading – Dean Russell.
What steps he is taking to modernise the planning system in England.
I thank my right hon. Friend and Ministers for their engagement and correspondence over the last year. As he will know, I have asked what mechanisms exist to challenge the housing targets for my constituency. As such, will he confirm my new understanding that the local authority housing needs target is not set in stone and is a starting point for negotiation, and that it is the local...
Conservative MP for Watford
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.
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