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Martin Bell

Martin Bell, British member of parliament. Named Officer of British Empire, 1993, Reporter of Year, Royal television Society, 1976, 92, Newscaster of Year, television and Radio Industries Club, 1995; recipient President's medal Institute Public Relations, 1996.

Background

  • Bell, Martin was born on August 31, 1938 in Redisham, Suffolk, England. Son of Adrian and Marjorie (Gibson) Bell.

  • Education

    • Student, King's College, Cambridge, England. DHC, Derby University, 1996. Degree (honorary), Derby University.

      Degree (honorary), E. Anglia University, 1997. Degree (honorary), N. London University, 1998.

    Career

    • Trainee news assistant British Broadcasting Corporation, Norwich, England, 1962, television news journalist, 1965-1997, Washington correspondent, 1978-1989, Berlin correspondent, 1989-1993, Vienna correspondent, 1993-1994, foreign affairs correspondent, 1994-1997. Member parliament for Tatton at Chelshire House of Commons, London, since 1997.

    Works

    • Author: In Harm's Way, 1995, An Accidental Member of Parliament, 2000.

    Personality

    Interests

    Swimming, walking, listening.

    Connections

    • Married Nelly Gourdon, 1971 (divorced). 2 children; married Rebecca Sobel, 1985 (divorced 1993).
    • father: Adrian Bell
    • mother: Marjorie (Gibson) Bell
    • spouses: Nelly Gourdon
    • Rebecca Sobel
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    Born August 31, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1996
      Derby University
    • 1997
      E. Anglia University
    • 1998
      N. London University
    • 1962
      Trainee, news assistant British Broadcasting Corporation
      Norwich, New York, United States
    • 1965 - 1997
      Trainee, news assistant British Broadcasting Corporation
    • 1978 - 1989
      Trainee, news assistant British Broadcasting Corporation
    • 1989 - 1993
      Trainee, news assistant British Broadcasting Corporation
    • 1993 - 1994
      Trainee, news assistant British Broadcasting Corporation
    • 1994 - 1997
      Trainee, news assistant British Broadcasting Corporation
    • 1997
      member, parliament for Tatton at Chelshire House of Commons
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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