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Colchester

General Election 2015

Candidates

Pitts, John

UKIP

Goacher, Mark

Green

Russell, Bob

Lib Dem

Quince, William

Conservative

Newell, Jordan

Labour

The sitting MP Bob Russell is standing for re-election.

This page shows how the sitting MP has voted on four issues since first being elected.

This reflects only votes which, in our view, are key indicators of the commitment of MPs on these issues. Selected Early Day Motions which your MP has supported are also listed at the bottom of this page (please scroll down).

For information about the voting intentions of other candidates in your constituency, please click political@spuc.org.uk and send us an e-mail, putting the name of your constituency in the subject line. Alternatively, call SPUC HQ on 020 7091 7091.

Bob Russell’s record on key votes:

On abortion has voted:

9 times with the pro-life lobby

Never has either been absent or abstained

Once with the anti-life lobby

On protection of the human embryo has voted:

8 times with the pro-life lobby

Once has either been absent or abstained

7 times with the anti-life lobby

On euthanasia has voted:

4 times with the pro-life lobby

3 times has either been absent or abstained

3 times with the not pro-life lobby

On ‘same-sex marriage’ has voted:

Never with the lobby defending traditional marriage

Never has either been absent or abstained

8 times with the lobby redefining marriage in law

Bob Russell signed Early Day Motions on the following subjects:

125 (2014)

which called for funding for abortion services for all women and girls impregnated by rape.

172 (2012)

which expressed support for hospice care across the UK.

250 (2012)

which called for more support for those born with deformities due to thalidomide.

574 (2010)

which called for more chlamydia screening for young people in England.

939 (2014)

which condemned compulsory abortion, infanticide and sterilisation in China.

978 (2014)

which expressed concern about gender selection abortions.

1050 (2014)

which expressed concern about gender selection abortions.

1290 (2011)

which applauded the work of the HFEA with misleading statements about its work.

2074 (2011)

which expressed concern over Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.

2485 (2006)

which opposed legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide.

2780 (2012)

which rejected the need for further legislation on assisted suicide.

2820 (2006)

which opposed limiting access to contraception.


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