Simon Wright


Simon Wright was elected as the Liberal Democrat MP for Norwich South on 6th May 2010 with a majority of 310, defeating former Labour home secretary Charles Clarke.

Simon was brought up on a farm in North Tuddenham near Dereham, Norfolk. Simon attended a local state school, Dereham Neatherd High, before studying for an honours BSc degree in Mathematics at Imperial College London.

After graduating, Simon remained in London for a further year to study at Kings College London, completing a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) in mathematics.

Simon returned to Norfolk in 2002 and took up a secondary mathematics teaching post. He was elected as a district councillor in North Norfolk, and later accepted a post working with North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb.

Living in Eaton with his wife Rosalind, Simon spent over three years as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Norwich South before being elected in 2010.

Simon has since been appointed to serve as the Liberal Democrat member of the Environmental Audit Select Committee.


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