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Candidate

  Bob Russell
Colchester

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1967, Audrey
twin sons, 1 daughter, 1 daughter deceased.

Education
St Helena Secondary Boys, Colchester
North-East Essex Technical College (Proficiency Certificate, National Council for the Training of Journalists 1966).

Non-political career
Trainee reporter, "Essex County Standard" and "Colchester Gazette" 1963-66
News editor, "Braintree and Witham Times" 1966-68
Editor, "Maldon and Burnham Standard" 1968-69
Sub-editor: London "Evening News" 1969-72
London "Evening Standard" 1972-73
Press officer, BT Eastern Region 1973-85
Publicity information officer, Essex University 1986-97.

Electoral history
Member for Colchester since May 1, 1997.

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