Dean Russell MP Watford packing boxes into a car


Throughout the pandemic, Dean has worked tirelessly with Government, local government, businesses, charities and local groups to provide additional support for our community. 

My Passion For The Environment

I have been passionate about the environment for as long as I can remember. Whether it be litter picking through to working to end the use of single-use plastic across Watford.

Since being elected I have held online community zooms to meet local constituents passionate about our environment and also volunteered alongside organisations and community groups tackling food waste as part of supporting local families during the pandemic.

Later this year the UK will be hosting COP26 which will provide further opportunities for us to set out an ambitious yet deliverable approach for leading the way on the environment.

As we emerge from lockdown I intend to host more local community events to explore how we can all improve our local environment. That includes a new campaign I will be launching soon to help us eradicate food waste across Watford

Launching A Watford Waste Strategy

Dean will be announcing his ambitious Watford Food Waste strategy to support families and reduce waste across our town including reducing the use of single use plastic.

Details will be announced soon. Sign up to Dean's newsletter below to keep up to date with his latest announcements.


Ten Point Green Plan

In 2020, the Prime Minister laid out his new ambitious ten point plan to create a Green Industrial Revolution – which will create and support hundreds of thousands of jobs across the UK.

The blueprint of his Green Industrial Revolution Blueprint is built around the UK’s strengths and industrial heartlands to level up and Build Back Greener, with new investment as part of £12 billion mobilised, with potentially more than three times as much from the private sector.

The Prime Minister’s blueprint will allow the UK to forge ahead with eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050.

The Green Industrial Revolution will especially cover clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies. This will be particularly crucial in the run up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow next year.

The plan will mobilise £12 billion of government investment to create and support up to 250,000 highly-skilled green jobs in the UK, and spur over three times as much private sector investment by 2030.

Read the full strategy in the PDF document or visit here for more information.

Dean's Local Campaigns

Funding For
Watford General

Find out about Dean's successful lobbying for £400m funding for West Herts Hospital Trust.

Infrastructure & Local Issue

From Woodmere Avenue to local infrastructure issues. Find out about Dean's local work. 

Mental Health
& Wellbeing

Find out how you can help put mental health & wellbeing first across the town.

Safe Streets &
Fighting Crime

Find out about local efforts to tackle county lines crime and ensure our streets are safe.

Tackling Homelessness

Dean has helped secure over £4m to end homelessness in Watford. 

Increasing Skills & Jobs

Find out about the latest initiatives for skills and jobs from kickstarter schemes to training. 

Food Waste & 

Join Dean in tackling food waste and ending the use of single use plastic across Watford. 

Community & Volunteering

An active volunteer in Watford, find out about local and national community initiatives