Bob Bell (politician)
Robert Linfield (Bob) Bell (23 August 1929 – 16 November 2011) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.
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Bell was born in Blenheim in 1929. He received his education at Christchurch Boys' High School, Horowhenua College, and Feilding Agricultural High School. He graduated from Lincoln College in 1951.
He married Anne Wilkinson, and they were to have three children: Nigel Linfield Bell, Nicola Anne Bell, and Phillipa Tracey Bell.
Bell joined the National Party in 1958, and was chair of the Kaiti branch from 1962 to 1978. He represented the Gisborne electorate in Parliament from 1975 to 1984, when he was defeated by Allan Wallbank.
- Gustafson 1986, p. 299.
- Wilson 1985, p. 183.
- Wilson 1985, p. 243.
- "BELL, Robert (Bob) Linfield". Sunlive. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- "Obituaries — Allan Frederick Peachey, Robert Linfield Bell, Manu Alamein Kopu". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
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