North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb considering standing for Liberal Democrat leadership

General Election 2017. North Norfolk count. Norman Lamb MP with his wife Mary. Picture : ANTONY KELL

General Election 2017. North Norfolk count. Norman Lamb MP with his wife Mary. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Norman Lamb is still undecided about whether he will run for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats.

Norman Lamb is still undecided about whether he will run for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats.

However he was said to be pleased by a positive reaction from members of the public when he hinted on the BBC's Question Time that he may stand.

The North Norfolk MP – who has spent the last two days talking his options through with family members – is among the bookies' favourites to take the helm after Tim Farron stood down saying he could not reconcile his strong Christian faith with the party leadership.

If Mr Lamb does decide to stand he will need nominations from the parliamentary party and at least 200 members from across 20 local parties.


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If more than one candidate stands the campaign will take place during parliamentary summer recess and the winner will be announced at party conference in Bournemouth in September.

Party sources believe several candidates will stand although no-one has formally declared yet.

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