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This website is one of the many ways in which I try and stay in touch with the residents of Colchester.

There are details of my campaigns both in Colchester, and in Parliament, and various other information about my activities.

If you would like to get in touch with me about anything, please send an email to info@bobrussell.org.uk. To book an appointment at one of my advice surgeries, please follow the links on the right.

Yours,

Bob Russell

Recent updates

  • Sir Bob Russell MP in the Commons
    Article: Sep 2, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has challenged Prime Minister David Cameron over cuts to the size of the Army.

    Speaking in the House of Commons during a statement by Mr Cameron about security, Sir Bob said:

    "Today is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of The Royal Anglian Regiment. Then it had four Regular Battalions and three Territorial Battalions - now only two Regular Battalions and just one Reserve Battalion.

  • An interpretation by 20th century artist Tom Freeman of the burning of the White House by British troops, including some from Essex, on 24th August 1814. (Copyright White House Historical Association.)
    Article: Aug 28, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has a Diary published each Saturday in the "East Anglian Daily Times" (usually Page 41 or thereabouts). It is always illustrated with a photograph. You are invited to purchase the EADT to read it in a newspaper format. The following is what appeared last Saturday:

    Tomorrow is the 200th anniversary of when British forces - on 24th August 1814 - burned down the White House, the home of the President of the United States of America.

  • Article: Aug 12, 2014

    Sir Bob Russell MP has today written to both Network Rail and Abellio Greater Anglia to complain about yesterday's delays, as well as the long list of less recent delays and disruptions. The text of his letters is as follows:

    Mr Jonathan Denby

    Head of Corporate Affairs

    Abellio Greater Anglia
    Norwich Railway Station, Station Approach
    Norwich NR1 1EF 12th August 2014

  • Soldiers at Merville Barracks, Colchester, on Monday evening marked the 100th anniversary to the precise minute of the start of the First World War (4th August 1914) in a special service when lanterns were symbolically extinguished at 11pm. (Corporal Andy Reddy)
    Article: Aug 11, 2014

    Each Saturday, Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell gives an insight into the working week of a local MP.

    It was a night to remember on Monday - with my attendance at four events in as many hours to commemorate the start of the First World War on 4th August 1914.

    At 7pm, at the War Memorial in front of Colchester Castle, I led a two-minute silence. Among those present were the Mayor, Bishops of Chelmsford and Colchester, and the Garrison Commander.

  • St George's Day
    Article: Jul 31, 2014

    From 2pm to 5pm on Friday 19th of September, Sir Bob Russell MP is hosting an advice bureau for constituents who need advice on their leaseholds. This will take place at Sir Bob's offices, Magdalen Hall, Wimpole Road, Colchester CO1 2DE.

    The surgery is a chance for Colchester residents with leaseholds to gain the advice of members of the 'Leasehold Advisory Service' (LAS). This is a non-departmental public body which provides free advice on the law affecting residential leasehold property in England and Wales.

  • Article: Jul 31, 2014

    Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to recall MPs for an emergency session of the House of Commons as the number of civilian deaths in Gaza continues to grow.

    Liberal Democrat Sir Bob Russell - a member of the Defence Select Committee - has written to the Prime Minister to make the request.

    Sir Bob says that Israel's political and military leaders should be charged with war crimes.

  • Article: Jul 31, 2014

    In light of the continuing bombardment, Sir Bob Russell MP has started a petition to call for a No-Fly zone over the Gaza strip.

    We call on the UN to create a No Fly Zone over Gaza to protect innocent residents as well as UN staff and aid workers.

    To support Sir Bob's petition to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, please follow this link and add your name.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has a Diary published each Saturday in the "East Anglian Daily Times" (usually Page 41 or thereabouts). It is always illustrated with a photograph. You are
    invited to purchase the EADT to read it in a newspaper format. The following is what appeared last Saturday:

    The House of Commons is now in recess for the summer. We sat on just Monday and Tuesday this week. I spoke twice on each day including a direct challenge to the Prime Minister raising the question of "war crimes" by Israel against Palestinians in Gaza.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2014

    A silent vigil at Colchester War Memorial at 7pm on Monday next week will commemorate the anniversary of the start of the First World War on 4th August 1914.

    Earlier this year the town's MP, Sir Bob Russell, held a public meeting to discuss how the centenary could be commemorated and this decided that a silent vigil would be the most appropriate.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2014

    A milestone was reached on Tuesday when Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell held his 900th Advice Bureau for residents.

    Since he became the Town's MP in 1997 Sir Bob has had more than 10,000 appointments with residents who have sought his help with a wide range of issues.

    So many people want to meet Sir Bob that he is currently taking appointments for September with the next ten already fully booked.

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