Norman Lamb equates his Norwich City Football Club woes to demise of the Lib Dems

General Election 2015 Hustings at Cromer Parish church, local candidate Norman Lamb (Lib Dem).Pictur

General Election 2015 Hustings at Cromer Parish church, local candidate Norman Lamb (Lib Dem).Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The Canaries Premier League struggles compete equally with the demise of the Liberal Democrats in Norman Lamb's emotions, he has admitted.

The North Norfolk MP said the performance of Norwich City Football Club was 'all rather depressing' when questioned about the issue on the BBC political radio show Westminster Hour.

Asked which depressed him more – the performance of Norwich City Football Club or the reduction of his party to just eight MPs at the last general election, he answered: 'They compete equally probably in my emotions. It is very distressing watching Norwich City on the brink of relegation to the Championship, but also the collapse of the liberal voice in our country as a result of the election last year I think is very sad.'

Norwich City Football Club, which has a number of politician fans including former Labour MP and shadow chancellor Ed Balls, who is now its chairman, is currently in the relegation zone. Norwich's 1-0 Premier League defeat at Arsenal was their third consecutive loss on the run-in.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter