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Welcome to the website of the Norwich Liberal Democrats

As a strong opposition party on Norwich City Council, the Liberal Democrats continue to offer a distinct and positive alternative to the minority Labour administration.

At Parliamentary level, Simon Wright was elected as the new Liberal Democrat MP for Norwich South in May 2010. Simon's personal website is at www.simonwright.org.uk

Recent updates

  • Article: May 3, 2015

    Whilst at a campaign rally in Southwark today Nick Clegg passionately described how only a vote for the Liberal Democrats will safeguard values of stability, decency and unity.

    Amid cheers and shouts from a crowd of energetic campaigners Nick Clegg emphasised how Britain is an open-minded, open-hearted and generous country. He urged the British people to find a sense of renewed optimism and cited how the Liberal Democrats manifesto symbolises hope.

  • Violence against women
    Article: May 3, 2015

    James Wright, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Norwich North, has today pledged a commitment to support Women in Prison's Manifesto which calls for a new approach to criminal justice, where the abuse, marginalisation and poverty at the root of so much of women's offending is addressed and custodial sentencing is used as a last resort.

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    Article: May 3, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has announced a final red line that the Liberal Democrats would demand in any coalition negotiations.

    Nick has set out how the Liberal Democrats will make pay increases for public sector workers a priority in any coalition talks.

    After five years of pay restraint, teachers, nurses, police officers and all those who work in the public sector should no longer face pay cuts and will be offered light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Article: May 2, 2015

    Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has announced that the Liberal Democrats aim to see youth unemployment cut to its lowest levels since records began.

    The Liberal Democrats have outlined a plan which focuses on getting an extra 100,000 young adults into work through on the job training such as an apprenticeship or full-time education.

  • Article: May 1, 2015

    On Wednesday 29th April, James was interviewed by Neil Perry at Mustard TV. If you missed it you can find out about him by watching on YouTube.

  • Article: May 1, 2015

    The Financial Times has endorsed the Liberal Democrats as "a responsible partner in government."

    In its editorial, the FT reports:

    "At this delicate moment, the best outcome would be a continuation of the 2010 coalition between the Conservatives and Lib Dems.

    "Mr Clegg's party has proved a responsible partner in government.

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    Article: May 1, 2015

    Pensioners would be guaranteed an annual increase to their state pension of at least 2.5 per cent under the Liberal Democrats.

    The "triple lock" scheme increases pensions by whichever is higher of earnings, growth, inflation or 2.5 per cent.

    The policy was a front page manifesto commitment and key demand by the Liberal Democrats in Coalition negotiations in 2010. Since its implementation, the basic state pension has increased by £950.

  • Article: May 1, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats would insist on investing an extra £8bn in the NHS each year, as well as introducing maximum waiting times for mental health services, as a red line for entering a coalition, Nick Clegg has announced.

    Only the Liberal Democrats have committed to a fully-costed plan to deliver the £8bn a year the NHS needs by 2020.

  • Article: Apr 30, 2015

    The Liberal Democrat Business Advisory Group has today outlined plans to put money and power directly back into the hands of local businesses and regional economies.

    Senior business figures have crafted a Business Prospectus which reinforces plans by the Liberal Democrats to:

    • Balance the books on time and fairly;
    • Revitalise and upgrade local transport infrastructure;
    • Provide a fertile environment for small businesses to excel; and
    • Divert money and resources away from Whitehall and into the regions.
  • James Wright Mustard TV '60 second manifesto'
    Article: Apr 30, 2015

    I recently recorded a '60 second manifesto' for Mustard TV. Find out what my main priorities for Norwich North are by clicking here.

    Hello. My name is James Wright and I am the Liberal Democrat candidate for Norwich North.

    Having been born and bred in Norwich, I am passionate about our city and am up for the challenge of representing my friends, neighbours and colleagues in Parliament.