Sir Norman Lamb to Retire from the House of Commons

Sir Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk, has confirmed that he intends to stand down at the next General Election. Lamb has held the seat for the party since beating David Prior in 2001 and was also a candidate for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats in 2015.

Speaking in an interview with the local newspaper, the EDP, Lamb said:

“I think we’ve become a horribly divided country and we’ve got to persuade people from across the political spectrum that national unity is worth giving up their hard positions for.”

He added:

“I absolutely don’t want to stop working but the things I’m passionate about, are the things I can best promote outside parliament.”