Russell George

Russell Ian George (born 1974) is a Conservative Party politician and has been the Montgomeryshire Member of the Senedd since the 2011 election.[1]

Russell George

Member of the Senedd
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


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

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

Following his Senedd Cymru 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 chairs the Assembly's Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee.[4]


Offices held

Senedd Cymru
Preceded by
Mick Bates
Member of the Senedd for Montgomeryshire
Political offices
Preceded by
Shadow Minister for Environment
Succeeded by
Simon Thomas