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Clive Lewis joins Labour leadership race

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has joined the race to become the next Labour leader. Lewis, the shadow Treasury minister is the second MP to announce they are throwing their hat in the ring, joining Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry. Jeremy Corbyn, currently the leader of the opposition, announced he would not be leading the party…

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Election Special: what the Norwich South candidates are saying

Brexit Party: Alexander Gilchrist “I’m in it to win it here” “More proportional representation is required” To Alexander Gilchrist, “what the Brexit Party stands for is democracy and rights.” He says it embodies a range of “various different political spectrums,” referencing his own experiences of being “on marches at Burston with Jeremy Corbyn” as an…

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Conservative election candidate Nick Conrad has said he is standing down over “ill-judged comments” he made on the radio about a rape case.

The former BBC Radio Norfolk presenter had been chosen as the party’s candidate for the Broadland seat in Norfolk. However, he withdrew because of the media attention surrounding his previous comments on-air. During an on-air radio discussion in 2014, Conrad said that women should, “keep their knickers on” to avoid rape and ever since then,…

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Clive Lewis opposes Extinction Rebellion ban

Norwich MP Clive Lewis shows support for embattled Extinction Rebellion protests. After protestors from climate change pressure group Extinction Rebellion brought London to a standstill, the Metropolitan police placed a total ban on all protests held in their jurisdiction from 9pm Monday, October 14 and 6pm Friday, October 18.  However, Labour’s Clive Lewis, MP for Norwich…

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A helping hand for Norwich schools

Norfolk is receiving a boost in additional funding for schools. The 3.82% increase comes as part of a multi-billion pound investment in primary and secondary education. The government’s extra funding means every secondary school can receive a minimum of £5,000 per pupil.  Norwich North’s MP, Chloe Smith, comments on the “good news for Norwich”, claiming…

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Facing up to the challenge

A month of uni. Done. I realised this on Saturday as we worked away in the Media Office. For me Saturdays consist of two main events: editing Concrete and listening to the football. But last Saturday was different. It was ‘Super Saturday’ – the latest day of reckoning in the Brexit saga. Three years ago…

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Give our youth a say in their future

In Scotland, people who were 16 and older were able to vote in the Independence Referendum in 2014. Subsequently, it was thought that the expansion of the electorate to include teenagers swung the result of the referendum so that Scotland did not become an independent country.  As someone who was two weeks too young to…

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Clive Lewis: ‘Do I still think that I can think things through in a sexist, racist way? Yes I do’

Waiting in the side room of Clive Lewis’ office at OPEN Norwich, we wonder whether the Norwich South MP wants to be Labour leader after his pal (most of the time) Corbyn. He’s got all the right qualities. We can hear him laughing next door: charming. Tick. He was in the army. Toured Afghanistan. Tick….

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