North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb to stand again at next election
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North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb will be contesting the seat at the next General Election.
The Liberal Democrat MP has represented the constituency since 2001.
He finished more than 4,000 votes ahead of the Conservatives in last year's election.
Mr Lamb served as care minister in the coalition government, winning a national reputation for his work to promote better mental health care.
A packed meeting of party members backed him unanimously to be their local candidate at the next election. Mr Lamb told the meeting in Aylmerton, near Cromer that there was a greater need than ever for moderate, common sense voices to be heard in Parliament and politics.
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He said: 'It's a great honour to be chosen as Liberal Democrat candidate again. But in uncertain times I know local people need a strong and experienced voice in Parliament more than ever.
'I have just completed my annual 'village tour' of street corner advice surgeries and this year saw a record turn-out of people. They raised a huge range of issues with me from poor quality roads to our creaking health and care services, worries about the challenges we face following Brexit and much more.
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He added: 'I am looking forward to continuing my work for North Norfolk and on vital issues like finding a sustainable future for the health and care services we all rely on.'