Norwich MPs Chloe Smith and Simon Wright go head-to-head in charity auction

Chloe Smith and Simon Wright are going head-to-head in a charity auction that could tell voters who is the most valuable Norwich MP.

Norwich North Conservative Miss Smith and Norwich South Liberal Democrat Mr Wright are both offering their services for tea on the terrace and a tour of parliament.

The two lots are among scores up for grabs in the City College Norwich charity auction, which is raising money for the college's hardship fund.

And currently Miss Smith is leading the way, with a �90 bid outstripping the �60 that has been offered to spend time with Mr Wright.

The auction - with bids being invited at www.ccn.ac.uk/charity-auction - will be held after an 'evening of fine dining' in the college's student-run Debut Restaurant on June 10.


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The principal Dick Palmer and members of the business community will be at the event, which is supporting those students who struggle to afford their studies.

Tickets cost �80 each or �750 for a table of 10.

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Other lots include two tickets to be in the audience for a recording of the BBC TV show QI (current highest bid �300), two excursion packages for the 2011 Community Shield between Manchester Utd and Manchester City (�500) and a box for 12 at the Norwich City v Liverpool match next season (�600).

Mr Palmer said: 'City College Norwich is proud of its reputation for giving students from all backgrounds the chance to gain skills and succeed, including many who strive to overcome seriously disadvantaged circumstances.

'The harsh economic climate, coupled with rising living costs and declining public funds to support the least well off students, is making it increasingly hard for some to continue with their education.

'These are the future entrepreneurs, the businessmen and women, craftsmen, designers and artists of Norfolk. Please help us to help the future workforce of Norfolk.'

? Tickets are available by calling 01603 773302 or by emailing principal@ccn.ac.uk.

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