Ex-Lib Dem leader visits north Norfolk

Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell was in Norfolk at the weekend to address a party dinner.Sir Menzies, who also visited the county in 2006 during his time in the top role, spoke at the annual dinner of the North Norfolk and Great Yarmouth Liberal Democrats, held on Friday night at the Pinewood Park Leisure Club, near Holt.

Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell was in Norfolk at the weekend to address a party dinner.

Sir Menzies, who also visited the county in 2006 during his time in the top role, spoke at the annual dinner of the North Norfolk and Great Yarmouth Liberal Democrats, held on Friday night at the Pinewood Park Leisure Club, near Holt.

Focussing on his international affairs experience, Sir Menzies spoke about the implications of Barack Obama's election to the US presidency.

He discussed both the spectacular change it represented from the days of coloured segregation across the US and also how significant the challenges ahead would be for the president elect.


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North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, who was at one stage Sir Menzies' chief of staff, also addressed the dinner.

Mr Lamb said: “My main topic was to focus on the need to rebuild people's trust in politics and the political process.

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“There is a responsibility on those of us in elected positions to demonstrate why we should be trusted and people have every reason to have lost trust.

“I am not broadly optimistic that trust will be rebuilt, but this last week has shown us a hint of optimism which we can share on the back of the Obama win.”

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