Norman Lamb

Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk


Norman Lamb’s voting in Parliament

Norman Lamb is a Liberal Democrat MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.

However, Norman Lamb sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Norman Lamb almost always voted against the hunting ban, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Norman Lamb generally voted against military action against ISIL (Daesh), while most Liberal Democrat MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Norman Lamb generally voted against use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Norman Lamb’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Norman Lamb’s full vote analysis page for more.

Norman Lamb has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 20 Mar 2019

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Redundant Military Equipment 25 Mar 2019

    What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) transportation and (b) storage of redundant sensitive military equipment; and if he will make a statement.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Redundant Military Equipment 25 Mar 2019

    The Minister will be aware of the serious allegations relating to the transportation and storage of defence technology from Leonardo by Used Equipment Surplus and Storage Ltd—UES&S—in my constituency. Ministry of Defence police visited my constituents and told them that prosecutions were likely to follow and that they would receive a copy of the investigation report. My constituents are...
  • Evidence-based Early Years Intervention — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 21 Mar 2019

    It is very good to see you in the Chair, Mr Gapes, and it is a pleasure to serve under you for the last part of the debate. I do not want to detain people for long, but I thank the Minister, particularly given that this is not his portfolio, for engaging in the discussion. He made an interesting point at the end about the Government’s £6 billion investment in early years. How extraordinary...

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Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

Norman Lamb campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Department of Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Departmental Sick Leave
  • Mental Health Services
  • Iraq
  • NHS: Finance
  • Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (since 13 Feb 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (since 12 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health) (29 Jul 2015 to 12 Oct 2017)
  • The Minister of State, Department of Health (6 Sep 2012 to 8 May 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (3 Feb 2012 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (12 May 2010 to 3 Feb 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health (20 Jul 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry) (14 Jul 2005 to 20 Jul 2006)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-Committee (7 Jan 2003 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (7 Jan 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (18 Jul 2002 to 21 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (International Development) (19 Jul 2001 to 18 Jul 2002)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Norman Lamb’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 170 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.98% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 117 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Norman Lamb’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 797 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Mar 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
12 October 2018, received £150 from the BBC, Contributor Payments, PO Box 745, Redhill RH1 9GB, for being a panellist on Any Questions. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 07 November 2018)
From 1 March 2019, chair of the Advisory Board of XenZone group of companies, of Peninsular House, 30-36 Monument St, London EC3R 8NB, company registration number: 09795273 which is a digital provider of mental health support and treatment for people of all ages. My role is to help shape XenZone’s strategy and direction, and to provide practical support to management. I receive fees of £42,000 a year, paid monthly, in return for a monthly commitment of 16 hours. (Registered 06 March 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: RI International
Address of donor: 2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 316, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and other travel expenses, hotel and food to a value of £654.45

Destination of visit: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Dates of visit: 2-3 September 2018

Purpose of visit: To speak at the 4th International Zero Suicide in Healthcare Summit.

(Registered 23 October 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 4 February 2019, one flat in London: (i) and (ii). (Second flat, also rented out, sold on 4 February 2019.) (Registered 16 December 2010; updated 25 February 2014 and 07 February 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (non-practising).
From 1 April 2016, Policy Advisory Board Member, Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, King's Policy Institute. This is an unremunerated post. (Registered 02 November 2016)
From 8 September 2016, Parliamentary Champion for Headway. This is an unremunerated post. (Registered 02 November 2016)
From 12 September 2016, Ambassador for Young Minds. This is an unremunerated post. (Registered 02 November 2016)
From 1 October 2016, Trustee of Think Ahead. This is an unremunerated post. (Registered 02 November 2016)
From December 2017, Vice President of the British Fluoridation Society. This is an unremunerated position. (Registered 17 January 2018)
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My son, Edward Lamb, works as Account Director at GK Strategy. (Registered 24 June 2015; updated 15 September 2017)

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