Bob Russell

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Bob Russell was the Liberal Democrats member of Parliament (MP) for Colchester from 1997 to 2015.

Russell lost his seat in the 2015 general election to the Conservative Party's Will Quince by 5,575 votes.[1]

He came out of retirement to try to regain his seat in the 2017 June election, to no avail.

Parliamentary roles

He served as an opposition whip and a shadow defence minister from 2005 to 2010.[2]



  1. BBC News Colchester, accessed 21 May 2015.
  2. Sir Bob Russell,, accessed 25 November 2013.