|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly|
for Lagan Valley
25 June 1998 - 7 March 2007
|Born||9 October 1935|
Belfast, Northern Ireland
|Political party||Ulster Unionist Party|
He served as a Councillor on Belfast City Council from 1976 to 1985 and was Lord Mayor of Belfast from 1979 to 1980. He also served on Lisburn Council (1989-2007) and was Mayor of the City of Lisburn in 2003.
He was Personal Assistant to MP Rt Hon Sir James Molyneaux from 1976 to 1997. He was elected to the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention (1975-1976) for North Belfast, and to the Northern Ireland Assembly for the Lagan Valley constituency in 1998 and again in 2003. In 1996 he was an unsuccessful candidate in the Northern Ireland Forum election in Lagan Valley. Bell stood in the 2007 election after re-selection by his party, however he lost his seat to fellow UUP candidate, Basil McCrea.
|Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention|
|New convention|| Member for North Belfast
|Northern Ireland Assembly (1982)|
|New assembly|| MPA for South Antrim
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|New assembly|| MLA for Lagan Valley
| Lord Mayor of Belfast
| Mayor of Lisburn