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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: Jul 15, 2014

    Israeli political and military leaders have been accused of being "war criminals" because of that country's bombardment of Palestinian homes in Gaza.

    The comment was made in the House of Commons by Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell who has long been critical of Israel and its occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem which he visited three years ago.

  • Eyes to the sky! From the left: Sir Bob Russell MP, Mayoress and Mayor of Colchester, Deputy Mayor, High Sheriff of Essex and Garrison Commander look up as the Armed Forces Week flag was raised above the balcony of Colchester Town Hall. (Zoe Gentry)
    Article: Jul 6, 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 was a very special day - the wedding of my Case Worker and Diary Secretary Claire Beedell who has worked for me for ten years.

  • Article: Jul 3, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has urged the Government to cut the rate of Value Added Tax on tourism from 20 per cent to five per cent in order to boost the tourism industry.

    Speaking in the House of Commons during Culture and Media Questions, Liberal Democrat Sir Bob said that tourism was a major economic generator in Colchester.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2014

    Sir Bob said, "At circa 3.28pm on Monday afternoon - as Communities and Local Government Questions were drawing to a close - I raised this matter in the House of Commons.

    Secretary of State Eric Pickles MP (who, is of course, an Essex MP!) did not support Lord Hanningfield!"

    Below is a Statement I have issued:

  • 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.

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