- Bob Russell (politician)
name = Bob Russell
constituency_MP = Colchester
majority = 6,277 (14.0%)
predecessor = "new constituency"
term_start = 1 May 1997
birth_date = Birth date and age|1946|3|31|df=yes
nationality = British
party = Liberal Democrat
footnotes = Robert Edward Russell, known as Bob Russell, (born 31 March 1946,
London) is a British politician. He has been a Liberal Democrat Member of Parliamentfor Colchester since 1997 (re-elected 2001 and 2005). He was the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman on Culture, Media and Sport2002-2005, but the portfolio is now held by Don Foster. Mr Russell is currently a member of the LibDem's Shadow Defence team.
Mr Russell has a majority of 6,277 votes. His majority makes his the 404th safest out of 643 seats. During 2004/05, Mr Russell claimed £113,939 expenses. He ranks 504th for the amount of expenses claimed. [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/bob_russell/colchester] Mr Russell was previously a member of the Social Democratic Party and the Labour Party. He made an unsuccessful run for Parliament in 1979 as the Labour Party candidate. Before becoming an MP, he was a
councillorfor over twenty years, initially for the Labour Party, then for the SDP, and finally for the Lib Dems. Mr Russell represented the town's New Town ward. He was leader of Colchester Borough Council until 1991. He was Mayor of Colchesterfrom 1986-87.
Mr Russell has written several articles concerning his requests to re-join the
Co-operative Party, currently not open to members of any other party except the Labour Party. The Co-operative Party has declined his approaches. Fact|date=February 2007
Mr Russell is a season ticket holder for Colchester United football club, and wrote the foreword for the latest history of the club (ISBN 1-874287-27-9).
Mr Russell is well known in Westminster circles for supporting unusual causes, such as petitioning the House about the types of beer served in the Parliamentary bars (EDM 1169/2005). He has also courted controversy by rebelling against his party whip to vote against equality in the age of consent and against sexuality equality legislation, but for ID cards and euthanasia. [http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpn=Bob_Russell&mpc=Colchester]
He is a member of the
*" [http://libdems.org.uk/party/people/mr-bob-russell.html LibDem website biography] "
*" [http://libdems.org.uk/party/people/spokes.html LibDem Shadow Ministerial Team] '
*" [http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpn=Bob_Russell&mpc=Colchester www.publicwhip.org.uk] '
* [http://www.bobrussell.org.uk/ Bob Russell MP] official site
* [http://www.libdems.org.uk/people/bob-russell Bob Russell MP] profile at the site of Liberal Democrats
* [http://www.labourhome.org/story/2008/1/17/101528/755 "Bob Russell- evidence of too much oxygen in the world?"] article about opposing American spellings
* [http://www.epolitix.com/EN/MPWebsites/Bob+Russell ePolitix - Bob Russell MP]
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-4570,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Bob Russell MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/bob_russell/colchester TheyWorkForYou.com - Bob Russell MP]
* [http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpn=Bob_Russell&mpc=Colchester The Public Whip - Bob Russell MP] voting record
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/112.stm BBC News - Bob Russell] profile 10 February 2005
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