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  • Article: Jul 22, 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:

    Colchester and its Army connections at its best!

  • Article: Jul 22, 2014

    Israel's political and military leaders were this afternoon in the House of Commons accused of being war criminals.

    The accusation was made by Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell directly to Prime Minister David Cameron who gave a statement to the Commons on both the current conflict in Gaza by Israel against Palestinians, and also about the missile attack which brought down a passenger plane over Ukraine which it is thought had Russian involvement.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2014

    Consumers should be told through labelling on meat products whether it is halal or kosher - that is the view of Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell.

    Speaking in the House of Commons, he added that he would also like to see closed circuit television installed in slaughter houses to help promote the best standards of animal welfare.

  • Every year thousands of people are bitten by dogs, in the past 12 months 3,300 of them postal delivery workers. Sir Bob Russell is pictured at the House of Commons signing his support for Dog Awareness Week.
    Article: Jul 16, 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:

    Today's diary starts on the evening of Wednesday 25th June with a performance by the original Military Wives Choir (from Plymouth) in the atrium of Portcullis House at the Commons.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Article: Jul 3, 2014

    Nick Clegg has set out how the Liberal Democrats will build more homes and invest in infrastructure, while making sure the government borrows responsibly.

    Put simply, future governments will have to live within their means and the money spent on public services will grow roughly in line with the growth of the economy as whole. But the Liberal Democrats will allow for one significant exception: government will be able to borrow in order to fix our creaking national infrastructure and build more homes.

  • 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.