Will Quince

Member of Parliament for Colchester



Will Quince is the parliamentary under-secretary of state for welfare delivery at the Department for Work and Pensions and was first elected as the Conservative MP for Colchester in 2015. Born in Buckinghamshire, he studied law at Aberystwyth University. After graduating, he worked as a market development executive at Concur Technologies Ltd, and later for Britvic as a customer development executive. He began his political career in 2007 when he was elected as a Conservative councillor for Ware Christchurch on East Hertfordshire District Council. He first stood for parliament in 2010, contesting Colchester, but was unsuccessful. Five years later, he was successful, defeating the Liberal Democrat incumbent on a 7.2 per cent swing with a majority of 5,755. Following his election, he joined the Transport Committee and later the Home Affairs Committee, as well as the Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion. In 2018, he became parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to Gavin Williamson, the then defence secretary; he resigned this position in opposition to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. His interested include improving Colchester town centre (including promoting Colchester’s heritage), investing Colchester Hospital and tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.

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Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0