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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: Jun 25, 2014

    Did soldiers from Colchester help burn down The White House, the home of the President of the United States of America, in Washington?

    It happened 200 years ago this August, towards the end of the 1812-14 North American War between the USA and Britain in a dispute which eventually led to the creation of what is today Canada.

  • In Estonia. Sir Bob Russell (fourth from right) outside NATO’s European cyber security headquarters. With him are other members of the Commons Defence Committee and British officials, and Estonian defence officials.
    Article: Jun 23, 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:

    Last Saturday I referred to my visit to Baltic countries Estonia and Latvia with four other members of the Defence Select Committee. I now write more about this, and the significance to the UK of ensuring the continuing independence of these two countries and neighbouring Lithuania.

  • Article: Jun 23, 2014

    Problems with the rail service between Colchester and London - notably those which occurred this week - were raised by Town MP Sir Bob Russell with the Managing Director of Greater Anglia Railways, Mr Adam Golton, when they met at the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.

    Also present was Mr Jonathan Denby who is in charge of corporate relations for Abellio which is the company with the railway franchise for East Anglia.

  • Article: Jun 23, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell was among five MPs from the Defence Select Committee who has visited the Baltic countries of Estonia and Latvia to meet government and defence officials as tensions with Russia over Ukraine continue.

    Both Estonia and Latvia, along with neighbours Lithuania, were formerly part of the Soviet Union but broke away from Russian dominance more than 20 years ago when the Soviet Union collapsed. But there are fears Russia, which has already invaded Crimea, has designs on its Baltic neighbours as well.

  • Article: Jun 4, 2014

    Showing that he has lost none of his enthusiasm - nor stamina! - Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has been queuing through the night at the House of Commons in order that he will be first to Table Motions when doors open at 9am ahead of today's State Opening of Parliament.

    Sir Bob started queuing last evening at 10pm, outside the doors to the Table Office which is a few yards behind the Speaker's Chair.

  • Article: May 27, 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has phoned Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell to congratulate Liberal Democrats in the town for once again emerging as the leading political party locally.

    Last Thursday Liberal Democrats came first in the town in terms of the Councillors elected - eight out of 13 - and with the most number of votes.

  • Almost all his own work! A loaf which Sir Bob Russell created in the bakery at the Tesco supermarket at The Hythe, Colchester, during a “farm to fork” tour for local schoolchildren.
    Article: May 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:

    The dawn chorus greeted me as I walked home from Colchester's Charter Hall yesterday morning following the counting of votes in Thursday's Borough Council Elections - a day which had started 21 hours earlier at 7am when I took numbers at a polling station.

  • Article: May 13, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell spoke in Transport Questions in the House of Commons this morning - at approximately 9.44-9.45am.

    He said that successive governments had short changed East Anglia - and he called on the Secretary of State to add Greater Anglia to the routes where new rolling stock will be introduced.

  • Don’t do this at home! Sir Bob on fire……he handles a burning methane mamba of soap bubbles at a Royal Society of Chemistry science promotion event held at the House of Commons.
    Article: May 13, 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:

    During Transport Questions in the House of Commons on Thursday I criticised successive Governments for short-changing East Anglia over railway investment, and requested that national plans for new rolling stock should include trains on the main line between Colchester and London.

  • Article: May 6, 2014

    Concerns over potential illegal actions involving postal votes have prompted Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell to ask the Borough's Elections Returning Officer to issue a reminder to all candidates and agents of Election Law and the Representation of the People's Act.

    In a letter to Mr Adrian Pritchard, who is also the Council's Chief Executive, Sir Bob said: "Information I have received in the past is about people calling on those with postal votes to collect them. This is open to abuse. I am aware of situations in the past when serious doubt has subsequently been expressed as to whether the votes arrived at the Town Hall."

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