Meet & greet at Luton Conservative Club

I was delighted to join Katie Redmond (PPC Luton South) and many Council candidates to attend a meet and greet at Luton Conservative Club.   I had lots of fun answering questions and discussing my local vision for Luton North. The support was very strong, with many locals sharing their deep concern at a Labour/SNP coalition […]

Canvassing in Icknield

  I was out again with local council candidates in Icknield. It was a glorious (despite rather chilly) day. Lots of great banter on the doorstep, with the same old story once again. Residents saying they are fed up with that Labour’s local administration not listening to their concerns. Along with several residents actively stating their agreement we must continue […]

Ensuring Health & Wellbeing for All

Luton South Prospective MP Katie Redmond and I were invited for a tour of Inspire: Luton Sports Village by the Chief Executive Helen Barnett.  The tour highlighted the wide range of resources available at the Sports Village; from an extensive gymnasium with the latest technology to the pool with a moving floor to enable multiple depths for swimmers. There […]

11th Feb: Weekly campaign diary for #dean4luton

It’s been another packed week representing Luton North, campaigning, canvassing and connecting with lots of residents across the constituency. Beyond the visits and photos, I’ve been very busy this week investigating some of the financial and community decisions of Luton Borough Council. Sadly, it doesn’t seem like they are actively held to account by the existing Labour […]

Discussing British business challenges

I was lucky enough to spend the evening at a fundraiser and business discussion with old friends from St Albans, Cllr Julian Daly and Anne Main MP and lots of new ones from across a range of businesses. From speaking to many small business owners over the past few months, it is obvious that business is confident in the Conservatives to support […]

Weekly Campaign Diary for #Dean4Luton

Now we have entered the final 100 days of the election I will be sharing a weekly digest of my previous weeks activities. It’s been another busy week. I have been out and about campaigning, responding to resident enquiries, discussing opportunities for Luton with senior Conservatives and phone canvassing too. Below is just a small […]

Dean Russell Selected As Luton North Parliamentary Candidate

Luton North Parliamentary Candidate

I am proud to be selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Luton North. I will be updating my progress and activities on The Russell Review over the coming months. The official press release is provided below from the Luton Conservative Association – where I’ll be spending a lot of time from now on! **** Press […]

#Canvassingquestions – St Albans interviews – Michael Weaver (Harpenden West)

Why do I want to be a Councillor? I have been a Town Councillor for 9 years, which has been a great apprenticeship for becoming a District Councillor. This year I have been Harpenden`s Town Mayor. I now feel I can bring to the wider district in St Albans the benefit of all the experience […]

#Canvassingquestions – St Albans interviews – Guy Young (Ashley Ward)

Why do you want to be a St Albans district councillor?  I want to be a St Albans councillor because I want to make the District a better place to live and work in. I feel that a Conservative District Council will achieve this more than any of the other parties. This is because I feel the […]

#Canvassingquestions – St Albans interviews – Heidi Suzanne Allen (Marshalswick South)

Why do you want to be a St Albans district councillor? Because I genuinely believe that while our country is in difficulty, it is time for those of with energy, skills and determination to step forward and offer our services. I believe in David Cameron’s Big Society; so where better place to start, than my […]

#Canvassingquestions – St Albans interviews – Simon Calder (London Colney)

As part of my new series of canvassing questions I thought it would be useful to shine a light on some of our St Albans District Conservative Candidates.  This post covers an interview with Simon Calder, the candidate for London Colney: Why do you want to be a St Albans district councillor?  I want to […]

Thank you from your new Harpenden East District Councillor

For those that may not have already heard, I am very pleased to announce that on Friday 7th May 2010, I was elected as the St Albans District Councillor for Harpenden East. The position is a real honour and I am looking forward to working hard to represent our community. This includes delivering on promises […]

Back out in Batford

I was joined in Batford this morning with Town Councillor Caroline Vincent and our Town Mayor Rosemary Farmer, who kindly braved the cold weather despite being ill. As usual, residents were really kind by taking time out to chat with us about their local concerns and issues. Although we had lots of conversations, at the end […]

Harpenden Bias?

I am pleased to see my letter to the Herts Advertiser has been printed this week about the anti-Harpenden tone of the ruling Lib Dem St Albans District Council in the recent Full Council meeting. As you will see from my letter to the Herts Advertiser ( my frustration was borne out of the fact the […]