January 2nd, 2012 |
A Good Year For Bob
Bob Russell is the Lib Dem MP for Colchester, and he’s always been a bit different.
He’s a very independent-minded kind of guy.
He’s the man who reported Lord Hanningfield to the police over expenses.
In the summer the magazine So Essex placed him at no. 8 in their list of the top 20 most influential people in Essex. (no other MPs were included at all).
And now , Bob has been knighted in the New Years Honours list – so he is now Sir Bob!
As the Independent puts it :”
One of Nick Clegg’s fiercest Liberal Democrat critics … [has] been knighted.
Bob Russell first won Colchester for the Liberal Democrats in 1997. He has been a constant thorn in the Deputy Prime Minister’s side, rebelling against increases to university tuition fees and the rise in VAT.