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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

  • Article: Apr 11, 2014

    Pre-Easter Recess General Debate

    Sir Bob Russell, MP for Colchester

    At the pre-Easter General Debate in the House of Commons, Sir Bob Russell attacked the neglect of our roads and pavements by Essex County Council. He also revealed his cunning plan to improve the situation! Below is his speech to the House.

  • Article: Apr 10, 2014

    To mark World Health Day, Sir Bob Russell, Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester got involved in Getting Malaria? This experiential event inspired, engaged and thanked supporters of all political parties for backing UK action to fight malaria. It gave Sir Bob Russell an opportunity to find out more about the transformational difference being made to millions of people around the world thanks to UK leadership and increased global action to save lives from malaria, one of the world's most deadly yet preventable diseases.

  • Article: Apr 10, 2014

    To mark World Health Day, Sir Bob Russell, Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester got involved in Getting Malaria? This experiential event inspired, engaged and thanked supporters of all political parties for backing UK action to fight malaria. It gave Sir Bob Russell an opportunity to find out more about the transformational difference being made to millions of people around the world thanks to UK leadership and increased global action to save lives from malaria, one of the world's most deadly yet preventable diseases.

  • Sir Bob Russell MP in the Commons
    Article: Apr 7, 2014

    Colchester Borough Council may be able to get back control of highway maintenance and street lights after the Town's MP Sir Bob Russell raised the issue in the House of Commons this afternoon.

    And it would appear that he has support from Communities and Local Government Mr Eric Pickles who is also MP for Brentwood and Ongar.

  • The last Colchester Town Council which ended on 31st March 1974, the town merging with rural areas to form Colchester Borough Council.
    Article: Mar 27, 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:

    Forty years ago, on 1st April 1974 the biggest upheaval of local government in England since the 19th Century took place. Hundreds of local councils were abolished, and merged into larger districts.

  • Sir Bob Russell MP, Baroness Kramer and Jenny Stevens, Constituency Chair at the Constitunecy Dinner
    Article: Mar 25, 2014

    Transport Minister Baroness Susan Kramer was the guest speaker at the annual dinner of Colchester Liberal Democrats.

    She gave an upbeat speech on the role of Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government, pointing out that Lib-Dems had ensured greater fairness in government as the two parties of the coalition had wrestled to deal with the serious financial crisis created by the last Labour Government which in 2010 had left Britain on the brink of bankruptcy.

  • Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, in front of the “jobs stall” at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference in Glasgow. ((c)Manny Begum, Yaadein Photography)
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    Statement on the Budget by Colchester MP Bob Russell

    "None of the good, sensible financial measures announced in the Budget would have been achieved without the Liberal Democrats being in Government - of which raising the personal level of income on which Tax is paid is the most obvious achievement by the Lib-Dems.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has said that he will vote against proposed legislation which would legalise "assisted dying".

    Liberal Democrat Sir Bob said that while he acknowledged the strong emotional arguments both "for" and "against" the proposal, his considered view was that this was not something he could support on ethical and moral grounds.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has put more questions to Prime Minister David Cameron than any other MP in Essex.

    And more than any Labour MP in the whole of Britain!

    Figures published today show that Liberal Democrat Sir Bob - with 15 questions at the weekly Prime Minister's Question Time - has registered the fourth highest in the country since the 2010 General Election.

  • Sir Bob Russell MP in the Commons
    Article: Mar 7, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has supported a local firm who he told the House of Commons had been wrongly criticised by a credit rating company.

    Sir Bob said that Colchester company Fast Foods Supplies (Anglia) Ltd had been operating for 26 years, is expanding and taking on more staff, but credit rating company Experian said the business was a high risk and had a bad credit record.

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