Familiar faces set to fight in 2015 election

Gazette: Sir Bob Russell's rivals hope to take his place in the House of Commons Sir Bob Russell's rivals hope to take his place in the House of Commons

THE 2015 general election in Colchester will have a Groundhog Day feel to it.

The four big political parties which polled the most votes in 2010 have selected the same candidates to contest the constituency next year.

Jordan Newell, chairman of Colchester Labour Party, has been reselected by colleagues as Labour’s candidate for next May’s election.

Last October, after speculation he would retire in 2015 at the age of 69, Lib Dem MP Sir Bob Russell announced he would seek a fifth term as the town’s representative in the House of Commons.

Will Quince, group leader of Colchester Council’s Conservatives, will have another shot at gaining the seat for the Tories.

Completing the familiar line up, businessman John Pitts has been selected by constituency colleagues to represent Ukip for a second time and will stand in 2015, subject to the

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3:28pm Tue 4 Mar 14

wearebeingwatched says...

Same old same old. Lets get some new blood, new ideas!
Same old same old. Lets get some new blood, new ideas! wearebeingwatched
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5:19pm Tue 4 Mar 14

romantic says...

Bob Russell will probably get back in, because he is seen as a good local MP. He may be quite lonely on the Lib Dem benches, though, because they are probably going to get royally stuffed nationally.

It used to be said that you could slap a blue rosette onto a bull and lead it down Colchester High Street and it would probably get elected. Sadly for him, Will Quince is not a bull, and he will lose a fair few votes to UKIP.

Labour have little chance anyway, and Jordan Newell is about as low-profile as Will Quince.

The best hope for Quince would have been if Bob Russell stood down, because his vote is very much on a personal rather than party level. By June 2015, he could be Lib Dem spokesman for lots of things, because they will have a lot of posts to fill....

Nationally, it should be an eventful lead-up to the elections, but I honestly cannot see Russell being voted out unless there is some major event in the next year that shakes the whole thing up.
Bob Russell will probably get back in, because he is seen as a good local MP. He may be quite lonely on the Lib Dem benches, though, because they are probably going to get royally stuffed nationally. It used to be said that you could slap a blue rosette onto a bull and lead it down Colchester High Street and it would probably get elected. Sadly for him, Will Quince is not a bull, and he will lose a fair few votes to UKIP. Labour have little chance anyway, and Jordan Newell is about as low-profile as Will Quince. The best hope for Quince would have been if Bob Russell stood down, because his vote is very much on a personal rather than party level. By June 2015, he could be Lib Dem spokesman for lots of things, because they will have a lot of posts to fill.... Nationally, it should be an eventful lead-up to the elections, but I honestly cannot see Russell being voted out unless there is some major event in the next year that shakes the whole thing up. romantic
  • Score: 2

6:31pm Tue 4 Mar 14

jim_bo says...

At 69 it's time to retire and let in some fresh faces.

Sadly the list isn't very electable but then pay peanuts get monkeys.

Bob sold out when he got his gong to keep quiet, so time to hang up his robes and let someone else in.
At 69 it's time to retire and let in some fresh faces. Sadly the list isn't very electable but then pay peanuts get monkeys. Bob sold out when he got his gong to keep quiet, so time to hang up his robes and let someone else in. jim_bo
  • Score: 3

7:06pm Tue 4 Mar 14

jut1972 says...

romantic wrote:
Bob Russell will probably get back in, because he is seen as a good local MP. He may be quite lonely on the Lib Dem benches, though, because they are probably going to get royally stuffed nationally.

It used to be said that you could slap a blue rosette onto a bull and lead it down Colchester High Street and it would probably get elected. Sadly for him, Will Quince is not a bull, and he will lose a fair few votes to UKIP.

Labour have little chance anyway, and Jordan Newell is about as low-profile as Will Quince.

The best hope for Quince would have been if Bob Russell stood down, because his vote is very much on a personal rather than party level. By June 2015, he could be Lib Dem spokesman for lots of things, because they will have a lot of posts to fill....

Nationally, it should be an eventful lead-up to the elections, but I honestly cannot see Russell being voted out unless there is some major event in the next year that shakes the whole thing up.
Not sure who sees Bob as a good MP. Lots of noise and hard work with no results. Still waiting to see what his intervention on the recent Myland planning applicationhas achieved.
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: Bob Russell will probably get back in, because he is seen as a good local MP. He may be quite lonely on the Lib Dem benches, though, because they are probably going to get royally stuffed nationally. It used to be said that you could slap a blue rosette onto a bull and lead it down Colchester High Street and it would probably get elected. Sadly for him, Will Quince is not a bull, and he will lose a fair few votes to UKIP. Labour have little chance anyway, and Jordan Newell is about as low-profile as Will Quince. The best hope for Quince would have been if Bob Russell stood down, because his vote is very much on a personal rather than party level. By June 2015, he could be Lib Dem spokesman for lots of things, because they will have a lot of posts to fill.... Nationally, it should be an eventful lead-up to the elections, but I honestly cannot see Russell being voted out unless there is some major event in the next year that shakes the whole thing up.[/p][/quote]Not sure who sees Bob as a good MP. Lots of noise and hard work with no results. Still waiting to see what his intervention on the recent Myland planning applicationhas achieved. jut1972
  • Score: 2

10:13pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

jut1972 wrote:
romantic wrote:
Bob Russell will probably get back in, because he is seen as a good local MP. He may be quite lonely on the Lib Dem benches, though, because they are probably going to get royally stuffed nationally.

It used to be said that you could slap a blue rosette onto a bull and lead it down Colchester High Street and it would probably get elected. Sadly for him, Will Quince is not a bull, and he will lose a fair few votes to UKIP.

Labour have little chance anyway, and Jordan Newell is about as low-profile as Will Quince.

The best hope for Quince would have been if Bob Russell stood down, because his vote is very much on a personal rather than party level. By June 2015, he could be Lib Dem spokesman for lots of things, because they will have a lot of posts to fill....

Nationally, it should be an eventful lead-up to the elections, but I honestly cannot see Russell being voted out unless there is some major event in the next year that shakes the whole thing up.
Not sure who sees Bob as a good MP. Lots of noise and hard work with no results. Still waiting to see what his intervention on the recent Myland planning applicationhas achieved.
Bob's intervention....You'
ll be waiting a long time for that jut1972.
[quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: Bob Russell will probably get back in, because he is seen as a good local MP. He may be quite lonely on the Lib Dem benches, though, because they are probably going to get royally stuffed nationally. It used to be said that you could slap a blue rosette onto a bull and lead it down Colchester High Street and it would probably get elected. Sadly for him, Will Quince is not a bull, and he will lose a fair few votes to UKIP. Labour have little chance anyway, and Jordan Newell is about as low-profile as Will Quince. The best hope for Quince would have been if Bob Russell stood down, because his vote is very much on a personal rather than party level. By June 2015, he could be Lib Dem spokesman for lots of things, because they will have a lot of posts to fill.... Nationally, it should be an eventful lead-up to the elections, but I honestly cannot see Russell being voted out unless there is some major event in the next year that shakes the whole thing up.[/p][/quote]Not sure who sees Bob as a good MP. Lots of noise and hard work with no results. Still waiting to see what his intervention on the recent Myland planning applicationhas achieved.[/p][/quote]Bob's intervention....You' ll be waiting a long time for that jut1972. Say It As It Is OK?
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10:43pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Hamiltonandy says...

Assuming sir bob gets elected again I wonder what the pundits reckon about the victory margin compared to last time.
Assuming sir bob gets elected again I wonder what the pundits reckon about the victory margin compared to last time. Hamiltonandy
  • Score: -1

2:32am Wed 5 Mar 14

Boris says...

Russell 1/10
Quince 33/1
Pitts 100/1
Newell 500/1
A Green (if there is one) 5000/1
Russell 1/10 Quince 33/1 Pitts 100/1 Newell 500/1 A Green (if there is one) 5000/1 Boris
  • Score: 2

2:33am Wed 5 Mar 14

Boris says...

Hamiltonandy wrote:
Assuming sir bob gets elected again I wonder what the pundits reckon about the victory margin compared to last time.
Slightly reduced, but still comfortable.
[quote][p][bold]Hamiltonandy[/bold] wrote: Assuming sir bob gets elected again I wonder what the pundits reckon about the victory margin compared to last time.[/p][/quote]Slightly reduced, but still comfortable. Boris
  • Score: 0

12:39pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Jess Jephcott says...

I don't think our Bob has much to worry about.
I don't think our Bob has much to worry about. Jess Jephcott
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