Fresh hope for Haven Project

There is fresh hope today for The Haven Project in Colchester – due to close at the end of March – thanks to the direct intervention in Parliament by Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell and Harwich and North Essex MP Bernard Jenkin. As a result of their separate challenges during Health Questions in t...

Fresh hope for Haven Project

MP criticises Council over Armed Forces Covenant failure

Essex County Council was criticised in the House of Commons today for falling down on its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant to which it is a signatory. The criticism came from MP Sir Bob Russell who represents the Garrison Town of Colchester and is a member of the Defence Select Committee.

MP criticises Council over Armed Forces Covenant failure

Colchester's first air raid commemorated with a plaque

One hundred years to the day when Colchester experienced its first air raid has been commemorated with a plaque where a bomb fell on 21st February 1915 during the First World War. Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell with local historian Andrew Phillips (left) and Essex Police Assistant Chief Constab...

Colchester's first air raid commemorated with a plaque
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About Sir Bob Russell

Bob Russell was elected as Member of Parliament for Colchester in the General Election of May 1997. He was re-elected, with increased majorities each time, in the General Elections of 2001, 2005 and 2010. Read more