Lib Dem MP and mental health champion to speak at St Ives dinner.
In August Sir Norman Lamb announced his decision to stand down as MP after 18 years. The 61-year-old MP said his decision was motivated by a desire to set up the Sir Norman Lamb Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund with his wife Mary.
He has been a campaigner on mental health issues for many years and was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for public and political services.
On Thursday 7th November Sir Norman will be guest speaker at the local Lib Dems’ annual dinner at Slepe Hall Hotel, with tickets available to the public especially those with an interest in mental health issues.
Sir Norman explained “I am standing down at the next election as a member of parliament for North Norfolk, having put body and soul into this job for over 18 years. It’s a really difficult decision for me but I want to focus my efforts on the issues that I’m passionate about, particularly the cause of equality for people with mental ill health and those with learning disability and autism.”
The evening will also be a chance to meet Mark Argent selected by Huntingdonshire Liberal Democrats as their candidate for the Huntingdon Constituency at the coming General Election.