Timothy Bell, Baron Bell

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The Lord Bell
Born
Timothy John Leigh Bell

(1941-10-18)18 October 1941
Died25 August 2019(2019-08-25) (aged 77)
NationalityBritish
OccupationAdvertising and public relations executive
Known forCampaign work for Margaret Thatcher[1]

Timothy John Leigh Bell, Baron Bell (18 October 1941 – 25 August 2019), was a British advertising and public relations executive. He was best known for his role as an adviser in Margaret Thatcher's three successful general election campaigns. He was also known for co-founding and 30 years of heading Bell Pottinger.

Controversy[change | change source]

He had exposed himself while masturbating at his Hampstead bathroom window on 21 October in full view of female passers-by.[2] He was later convicted as a sex offender.[3]

Death[change | change source]

Bell died on 25 August 2019 at the age of 77.[4]

Styles of address[change | change source]

  • 1941–1991: Mr Timothy Bell
  • 1991–1998: Sir Timothy Bell
  • 1998–: The Right Honourable The Lord Bell

References[change | change source]

  1. Field, Michele (24 January 1986). "Tim Bell Love Newspapers, Gorillas and Maggie T". The Age.
  2. Mark Hollingsworth The Ultimate spin doctor: the life and fast times of Tim Bell, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1997, p.45
  3. Brian Basham "Thatcher exposed in Tim Bell revelations", Marketing Week, 14 March 1997
  4. Tim Bell, Margaret Thatcher’s spin doctor, dies at 77

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