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Seats 318 262 35 12 10 13
Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
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After 650 of 650 seats

Norfolk North

Parliamentary constituency


General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Liberal Democrat

Norman Lamb Votes 25,260 header_vote_share 48.4 Net percentage change in seats +9.3



James Wild Votes 21,748 header_vote_share 41.7 Net percentage change in seats +10.8



Stephen Burke Votes 5,180 header_vote_share 9.9 Net percentage change in seats -0.3

Turnout and LD majority

LD majority




Vote share

Party %
Liberal Democrat 48.4
Conservative 41.7
Labour 9.9

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat

Latest updates

Inquiry launched into e-cigarettes

An inquiry into e-cigarettes has been announced by MPs amid concerns there are significant gaps in what we actually know about them.

Nearly three million people in the UK now use them, according to the Office for National Statistics.


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says patients should be told there is currently little evidence on the long term benefits or harm of the products.

The Science and Technology Committee believes the lack of clear guidelines about the use of e-cigarettes is causing confusion and is launching its own enquiry.

Chair of the committee, North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, said: "It's great news that people are stopping smoking and shifting to e-cigarettes, but we need to understand more about the health consequences of that."

The cross-party group of MPs has asked anyone who wants to submit written evidence to make sure it reaches the committee by 8 December.

Changes proposed to Norfolk's constituencies

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

Plans to re-draw Norfolk's parliamentary constituencies have been published this morning.

Unlike some parts of the UK, we get off quite lightly. The proposals include reducing the number MPs from 650 to 600, but Norfolk will still have nine MPs, although the size and shape of every seat will change.

House of Commons

Most of the changes are minor but the Mid Norfolk constituency will lose Wymondham (which goes back to South Norfolk) while South West Norfolk will be renamed Thetford & Downham Market and cross the border to take in Littleport in Cambridgeshire.

Labour's Clive Lewis may have to work a little harder to hold on to his Norwich South seat which inherits Conservative-leaning Costessey and Cringleford.

His Conservative neighbour, Chloe Smith, who only has a majority of 507, might feel a little safer as Norwich North will extend into Broadland.

But these are only proposals from the Boundary Commission.

The public has one final say on the plans and then they'll need to be voted on by MPs.

Given how much else is going on at Westminster, and the fact that these plans do not have cross-party support, it is possible that they'll never get approved.

MP shares cafes' concerns

The new 90-seater Costa Coffee shop will open on the site of two former charity shops in Church Street in Cromer.

It's rattled many independent cafe owners, who are worried the arrival of the high street coffee chain.

The Chamber of Businesses is backing them, saying it would have a big impact on the character of the town.

The North Norfolk Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb says he shares the concerns of the traders.

"I think it's the size and scale of it, a place offering 90 covers... other places could lose businesses and they may not become viable, and these are people whose livelihoods depend on it, if their business closes, they're out of work".

Two charity shops in Cromer

North Norfolk District Council says the planning permission given to Costa was in line with its current policies.

Costa Coffee has declined to comment.

Norfolk MP calls for more female members on science committee

Nic Rigby

BBC News

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, who's chairman of the Commons' science and technology committee, says the lack of female members will hamper its ability to work effectively.

Mr Lamb urged the Conservative and Labour authorities to nominate women MPs to the committee, which currently consists of eight men.

Norman Lamb MP

Science and universities minister Jo Johnson gave his backing to Mr Lamb's stance on the issue, saying it was important to have a "committee with basic legitimacy".

In a letter to the government's chief whip Gavin Williamson and Labour counterpart Nick Brown, Mr Lamb said three places on the committee remain to be filled - two Tory and one Labour - and encouraged the two parties to put women forward for the vacancies.

MP's plea for us to visit Cromer after 'disturbances'

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The MP for North Norfolk has called on people to show their support for businesses and people in Cromer by visiting the town.

Speaking after Saturday's disturbances Norman Lamb said "it's so important to preserve Cromer's fantastic image as a wonderful place to go an enjoy yourself".

The best reaction would be for people in Norfolk to go to Cromer and enjoy is wonderful seaside town."

Norman Lamb MPLib Dem, North Norfolk

Coincidentally, we've just been sent an email reminding us that the World Pier Crabbing Championships return to Cromer on Sunday, 27 August.

After the championships, 80 decorated portholes are being auctioned for charity on the pier forecourt, and there will be an array of craft stalls organised by the Cromer & Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival.

Crabbing in Cromer
Chris Taylor

MP says police have learned lessons about 'intimidating and frightening' behaviour

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The MP for North Norfolk says he believes the police have learnt lessons following Saturday night's disturbances in Cromer. Norman Lamb was speaking after a meeting with the deputy chief constable.

"He recognises that lots of people were intimidated and frightened by what happened and is keen to meet local people to reassure them," said Mr Lamb.

"The police are now open to reviewing policing at the weekend and recognising that lessons have been learned and some mistakes may have been made."

Mr Lamb said the police also accepted that some of the statements which they put out over the weekend dismissing the trouble as routine "could have been improved upon".

"While one individual incident may be described as low level, taken together this was intimidating and frightening behaviour," he said.

Mr Lamb said he felt it unlikely that there'd be any arrests now that the group had dispersed.

"I told the police there should have been arrests on the night," he said.



Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Norman Lamb
, have the following results:
  • 19,299 total votes taken.
  • 39.1% share of the total vote
  • -16.4% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Ann Steward
, have the following results:
  • 15,256 total votes taken.
  • 30.9% share of the total vote
  • -1.2% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Michael Baker
, have the following results:
  • 8,328 total votes taken.
  • 16.9% share of the total vote
  • +11.5% change in share of the votes
, with candi