|Marital Status:||Married, two sons|
|Education:||Wymondham College, Norfolk, Leicester University, City of London Polytechnic|
Norman Lamb entered Parliament at his third attempt in 2001, gaining this seat from the Conservatives.
Norman Lamb read law at the University of Leicester. He worked for Norwich City Council as a senior assistant solicitor before joining Norfolk solicitors Steele and Co., where he became a partner and head of the firm's specialist Employment Unit.
He worked for a year as a Parliamentary Assistant for Greville Janner, QC, MP. He was a member of Norwich City Council 1987-91, leading the Liberal Democrats for the last two years of his term. He has built a strong reputation in Norfolk as a campaigner for improved health services. He has been a critic of cuts in bed numbers and has highlighted the resulting unacceptable level of cancelled operations.
As an MP his work on local issues includes adjournment debates on: orthopaedic waiting times in Norfolk; the lack of school transport services in North Norfolk; police funding in Norfolk; funding for Further Education Colleges; the provision of care for people with dementia; and coastal erosion.
Norman has been Lib Dem Deputy Spokesperson for International Development (2001-02), a Treasury spokesman (2002-03), PPS (Parliamentary Private Secretary) to Charles Kennedy (2003-05) and Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary (2005-06). He was a principal author of the party's policy on Royal Mail.
From March to December 2006, Norman was Chief of Staff for party leader Sir Menzies Campbell. In December 2006 he was appointed Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.
Norman was appointed Assistant Government Whip after the formation of the Coalition Government and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in 201
In September 2012, Norman was appointed Minister of State at Department of Health.
He has a particular interest in Africa: he has led Adjournment Debates on the HIV/AIDS crisis facing Africa and Asia, the controversial sale of military air traffic control system in Tanzania and the situation in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
Publication: Remedies in the Employment Tribunal (Sweet and Maxwell 1998).
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