Russell George

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Russell George
AM
Russell George AM (27889501870).jpg
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Montgomeryshire
Assumed office
6 May 2011
Preceded byMick Bates
Majority3,339 (14.1%)
Powys County Councillor for Newtown Central
In office
May 2008 – May 2017
Personal details
Political partyConservative
Alma materBirmingham City University
CabinetShadow Cabinet Secretary for Business, Economy, and Infrastructure
Websitewww.russellgeorge.com

Russell Ian George (born 1974) is a Conservative Party politician and has been the Montgomeryshire Assembly Member in the National Assembly for Wales since the May 2011 election.[1]

Background[edit]

Russell was born in Welshpool and brought up in Montgomeryshire. He attended Birmingham City University, achieving a BA (Hons) degree in Information and Media Studies, and has lived in Montgomeryshire all his life. He owns a home entertainment business in Newtown called Fuze.

County Councillor[edit]

In 2008 Russell was elected to Powys County Council to represent the Newtown Central ward. Following this, he was elected by the County Councils’ Welsh Conservative group to be one of its representatives on the Council’s executive management board a position he held until 2011. He stood down as a Councillor in 2017.

Shadow Cabinet[edit]

Following his Welsh Assembly Election win in 2011, Russell was appointed as the Shadow Secretary for Energy and Sustainable Development.[2] Following the 2016 Assembly Election he became the Conservatives spokesman for Economy and Infrastructure[3] he also chair's the Assembly's Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee[4].

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/election2011/constituency/html/26690.stm BBC News Election 2011 special: Welsh Assembly election 2011
  2. ^ "Shadow Cabinet Announced". Daily Argus. 2011-05-17.
  3. ^ https://www.russellgeorge.com/about-russell-george
  4. ^ http://www.assembly.wales/en/memhome/Pages/MemberProfile.aspx?mid=303

External links[edit]

Offices held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Mick Bates
Assembly Member for Montgomeryshire
2011–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
TBC
Shadow Minister for Environment
2011-2016
Succeeded by
Simon Thomas