Dean Russell

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Dean Russell

Official portrait of Dean Russell MP crop 2.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Watford
Assumed office
12 December 2019
Preceded byRichard Harrington
Majority4,433 (7.6%)
Personal details
Born (1976-05-08) 8 May 1976 (age 45)
Birmingham, England[1]
Political partyConservative

Dean Russell FRSA (born 8 May 1976) is a British Conservative Party politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Watford since the 2019 general election.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Russell is the son of Peter and Anne Russell, and was born in Birmingham.[1] He attended Park Hall School in Castle Bromwich, before studying for a BSc in Physics and Business Studies and an MPhil in Physics and Material Science at De Montfort University. He then embarked on a career in marketing, initially with Bluewave.[3]

Political career[edit]

Russell stood for Parliament in Luton North in 2015 and Luton South in 2017, coming second to the incumbent Labour candidate on both occasions.[3] Both constituencies have been safe seats for Labour in recent years.

He was elected to represent Watford in 2019, when he won the seat with 26,421 votes, a majority of 4,433 over the Labour candidate Chris Ostrowski, who received 21,988 votes.[4]

Literary career[edit]

Russell has authored a number of books, including several for children, which were published in 2013: Mouse and the Moon Made of Cheese, So Frog, So Gorilla and Is Daddy Home Yet?. In 2019, his book How to Win: the Ultimate Professional Pitch Guide was published.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He married Michelle in 2004; the couple have a daughter. According to Who's Who, his recreations are "painting, writing, playing the guitar" and "spending time with family".[1]

Publications[edit]

  • Mouse and the Moon Made of Cheese (2013) ISBN 9781908786708
  • So Frog (2013) ISBN 9781908786685
  • So Gorilla (2013) ISBN 9781908786814
  • Is Daddy Home Yet? (2013) ISBN 9781908786784
  • How to Win: The Ultimate Professional Pitch Guide (Epifny Consulting Ltd, ISBN 1999602404, 2019)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Harrington
Member of Parliament for Watford
2019–present
Incumbent