Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb backs Conservatives to win snap election

PUBLISHED: 08:53 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 08:53 19 April 2017

North Norfok MP Norman Lamb . Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

North Norfok MP Norman Lamb . Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


North Norfolk’s Liberal Democrat MP, Norman Lamb, says there is no doubt the Conservatives will win the snap general election this summer.

However, he confirmed he intends to stand again for his seat after Prime Minister Theresa May announced she would be taking the country to the polls on June 8.

Mr Lamb revealed he would be “amazed” if anyone could be found to back Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and insisted now was the time for the LibDems to bounce back.

He said: “I trusted the prime minister when she said so many times that this [election] would not happen. This is an acutely political act by the Conservatives.”

But he added: “There is no doubt the Conservatives will win the election, and I would be amazed if you can find anyone who says Jeremy Corbyn can win.

“I think the question now is how do we have an effective opposition which will be critical in holding the Conservatives to account.”

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