People of the Senedd

Russell George MS

Russell George MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Conservative Party

Welsh Conservative Party Group

Montgomeryshire

My Senedd Activities

Further to the written statement on 26 January 2022, will the Minister confirm how the 1 per cent of hospital-acquired infections were calculated and whether this was an average taken fro...

Tabled on 31/01/2022

Will the Minister confirm whether actions outlined in the Quality and Safety Framework 2021 on Putting Things Right (PTR) have been carried out effectively, including ensuring families’ c...

Tabled on 31/01/2022

What assessment has the Minister made of any gaps in the ICNET database, including the reporting of deaths from hospital-acquired infections?

Tabled on 31/01/2022

Will the Minister confirm whether the £4.5 million funding announced for investigating hospital-acquired COVID-19 infections is already allocated to the Putting Things Right process, or i...

Tabled on 31/01/2022

Further to the announcement of a new investigatory framework for hospital-acquired infections, will the Minister outline how the new framework will be monitored, how outcomes will be repo...

Tabled on 31/01/2022

Further to the written statement on 26 January 2022 on hospital-acquired infections, how does the Minister envisage that the new investigatory framework will complement the Putting Things...

Tabled on 31/01/2022

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Detailed information: Russell George MS

Biography

Key interests and achievements

Russell’s current priorities are to retain and improve local public services for the people of Montgomeryshire. Russell also feels passionate about encouraging younger people to get involved in public life and is keen to support and encourage new business start-ups and small business growth. Russell was heavily involved in promoting the Newtown bypass and is campaigning for improved broadband in rural areas of Wales. He has also strongly opposed the development of on-shore wind turbines across mid Wales. His personal interests include keeping healthy. He is the President of the Montgomeryshire Area Scout Council and the Deputy President of the Montgomeryshire MND Association. He is also a member of Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust, and is a member of Hope Church in Newtown; as such he has been involved in many projects that support the community.

Personal history

Russell was born in Welshpool in 1974 and was brought up and attended school in Montgomeryshire. He has a degree in Information and Media Studies from the University of Central England.

Professional background

Before being elected to the Senedd, Russell was a town councillor, school governor, was on the Board of Coleg Powys, and was a member of the Theatr Hafren Management Committee.

Political history

Russell George is the Member of the Welsh Parliament for Montgomeryshire and has represented the constituency since 2011. Russell is the Shadow Minister for Health, and also chairs the Welsh Parliament's Health and Social Care committee.

Russell was born in Welshpool in 1974. He attended school in Montgomeryshire, and obtained a degree in Information and Media Studies from the University of Central England. Russell was elected to Powys County Council in 2008 and was a member of the Council’s executive management board.

Russell was first elected to the then National Assembly for Wales in 2011. He was returned in 2016 and 2021, increasing his majority at each election.

He has held a number of portfolios and has previously spoken for the Welsh Conservatives on Environment and Sustainable Development, Agriculture and Rural Affairs and on the Economy, Business and Infrastructure 

Between 2013 – 2016, Russell set up and chaired the Assembly’s Cross Party Group on Digital Communications which campaigned for improvements in the availability of superfast broadband and mobile coverage in Wales.

His current priorities are to retain and improve local public services for the people of Montgomeryshire. Russell feels passionate about encouraging younger people to get involved in public life, and is keen to support and encourage new business start-ups and small business growth.

Russell was heavily involved in promoting the Newtown bypass and campaigning for improved broadband in rural areas of Wales. He was also involved in lobbying for a Mid Wales Growth deal for the region, as well as for a new Community hospital and health facility to serve North Powys.

His personal interests include Genealogy, and is the current President of the Montgomeryshire Area Scout Council and the Deputy President of the Montgomeryshire MND Association. He is also Vice President of the Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust, a member of Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust, a member of Hope Church in Newtown and as such, he has been involved in many projects that support the community.

Before being elected to the Senedd, Russell was a Town Councillor, School Governor, on the Board of Coleg Powys, and was a member of the Theatre Hafren Management Committee.

Media Assets

Register of Interests

Register of Interests – Fifth Senedd (PDF, 3.25MB)

Register of Interests – Fourth Assembly (PDF, 850kb)

Membership

Terms of office

  1. 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  2. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
  3. 08/05/2021 -

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