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Norman Lamb MP

Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs

Portfolio

  • Postal affairs (Royal Mail and Post Office Limited)
  • Employment relations (including ACAS)
  • Consumer policy and consumer affairs
  • Competition policy
  • Corporate governance
  • Company law (including Companies House)
  • Social enterprise
  • Insolvency Service (including company investigations)
  • General oversight of Shareholder Executive and its portfolios
  • Coordination of European business
  • Multilateral trade policy
  • Single market and implementation

 

Biography

Norman Lamb became Member of Parliament for North Norfolk in 2001.

Norman 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.

Norman has held various positions in the Liberal Democrat party. He was 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.

In May 2010 Norman was appointed Assistant Government Whip, as well as Chief Parliamentary and Political Adviser and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

Norman is married with two sons and lives in Norfolk.