Russell represented the Medway Ward of Tonbridge until 2019. He has lived with his wife, Louise, and two daughters, Grace and Lily, in Tonbridge for 17 years. Russell works for Fidelity and his wife works part-time for Citizens Advice Bureau in Tonbridge. Both his daughters attend local schools. Russell was first elected to represent the Medway Ward on Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council in 2007 and has chaired the Area Planning Committee. Russell is also a Trustee of the Tonbridge United Charity which looks after the town’s Almshouses.