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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 launches the '100 in 100' campaign in Colchester (Fionnuala Wayland)
    Article: Mar 6, 2014

    Recruiting "100 apprentices in 100 days" is the challenge to local employers which has been issued by Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell.

    In partnership with the Colchester Institute, the "Colchester Daily Gazette" and the National Apprenticeship Service, on Wednesday 5th March Sir Bob launched the Colchester campaign at an event held at The Minories, the art gallery operated by the Institute at the eastern end of the High Street.

  • Article: Feb 27, 2014

    The speech which the German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel gave to both Houses of Parliament today has been described by Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell as one of the "most powerful and inspirational" he has ever heard.

    Liberal Democrat Sir Bob said: "I am not one who normally praises conservative politicians, but the vision which Dr Merkel has for the future of the European Union - with the United Kingdom playing an integral part of future prosperity and security across Europe - is one which I am fully comfortable with.

  • Article: Feb 27, 2014

    Tougher action needs to be taken against those who engage in domestic violence - and, in a complete change from current practice, Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell wants the Police to remove the perpetrator from their home instead of the family being forced to leave and placed in temporary accommodation.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has drawn Number 12 position on the Order Paper for this Wednesday's Questions to the Prime Minister (starting at 12 noon).

    It is estimated that Sir Bob will be called at some point between 12.20pm and 12.25pm.

  • Just before 7am on Monday, Sir Bob Russell in the radio studios of BBC Essex at Chelmsford with breakfast programme presenter James Whale. Sir Bob reviewed the day’s newspapers – starting with the EADT lead story.
    Article: Feb 24, 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:

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

  • Article: Feb 13, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has warned that extending the school day could impact on youth organisations such as the Scouts, Guides and Cadets.

    Speaking in the House of Commons, he challenged Education Secretary Mr Michael Gove over reports that some schools have extended the school day - Mr Gove said he would like to see a school day extended to nine or ten hours.

  • Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell performs the traditional ceremony of “opening the eyes” of the new lion to commemorate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Horse – held at restaurant “Banquet 1408” at Stanway.
    Article: Feb 13, 2014

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

    Final event on Tuesday last week was a meeting of Liberal Democrat MPs at which we elected Sir Malcolm Bruce MP as our new Deputy Leader in succession to Simon Hughes MP who was recently appointed a Minister in the Ministry of Justice.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2014

    Noting that the Government still has a significant stake in Royal Mail, would the Leader of the House find time for a debate on how the privatised Royal Mail is doing when it comes to securing new customers and not losing the contracts they have got? I have to say that the experience of printing company Polestar in my constituency is that far from doing all they can to keep customers, middle-ranking officials are hell-bent on handing Royal Mail business to competitors.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2014

    Sir,

    While congratulations are due to Rifleman Gigar Das on his immediate promotion to the rank of Lance Corporal ("First soldier to earn stripes in the field since 1953', Jan 29), having impressed General Sir Peter Wall for his work with Malian soldiers, I do question whether it is correct to say that this is the first on-the-spot field promotion since 1953. Unless, that is, soldiers deployed to Northern Ireland during 'the Troubles' are excluded.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has welcomed closer links between Britain's Armed Forces and the military of other European countries.

    Speaking during Defence Questions in the House of Commons this afternoon (Monday, 3rd of Feb), Liberal Democrat Sir Bob drew attention to a recent joint exercise between French paratroopers and members of Colchester-based 16 Air Assault Brigade.

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