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Norman Lamb was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health in September 2012. He has been the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk since 2001.


He was educated at Wymondham College, Norfolk and the University of Leicester, where he studied law.

Political career

Norman has held various positions in the Liberal Democrat party including Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Health, 2006 to 2010. In May 2010 he 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.

Career outside politics

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.

Personal life

Norman is married with 2 children.

Minister of State for Care and Support

The minister is responsible for care and support at the Department of Health. Responsibilities include:

  • older people
  • dementia
  • local government
  • adult social care
  • carers
  • end of life care
  • mental health services
  • prison services

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs

    • 2012 to 2012


by Norman Lamb MP

  1. Carers UK

    • 1 May 2013
    • Speech
  2. Government launches care comparison website

    • 25 April 2013
    • News story
  3. Handheld tablet computers to help improve children's therapy sessions

    • 15 March 2013
    • News story
  4. England to host international initiative for mental health leadership in 2014

    • 13 March 2013
    • News story
  5. Healthcare Innovation Expo 2013 starts tomorrow

    • 12 March 2013
    • News story
  6. Landmark reform to help elderly with care costs

    • 11 February 2013
    • Press release
  7. Expert group to oversee strengthening of NHS Constitution

    • 17 January 2013
    • News story
  8. Health grant awarded to victims of Thalidomide

    • 20 December 2012
    • News story
  9. Thalidomide victims awarded £80 million health grant

    • 20 December 2012
    • Press release
  10. Department announces pilot projects to improve severe mental illness services

    • 19 December 2012
    • News story