Tag: Norwich South

News

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…

News

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…

Features, Interview

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….

News

Clive Lewis signs letter for action over ‘Muslim Problem’ article

Norwich South representative Clive Lewis has co-signed a letter by MPs opposing descriptions of British Muslims published in The Sun. The newspaper published a column in which Islam was described as “the common denominator” in sexual assault and other crimes. The column, written by former political editor Trevor Kavanagh, received criticism from politicians and the…

GE2017, Main Stories, News

Victory for Clive Lewis

Labour incumbent Clive Lewis retained Norwich South last night, with an increased majority. In the early hours of this morning, as tellers were finalising their vote counts across the country, the results for the university constituency came in. Mr Lewis, who was elected to represent Norwich South in the 2015 general election, was re-elected and…

GE2017, News

Interview: Richard Bearman

Concrete spoke to Richard Bearman, the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Norwich South to discuss the party’s policies, before the vote on Thursday 8 June. Mr Bearman is running against James Wright (Liberal Democrat), Lana Hempsall (Conservative), and the incumbent Clive Lewis (Labour). When asked how the constituency would benefit were he to be elected…

OldVenue, TV

Review: UKIP: The First Hundred Days

The opening scene of Channel 4’s mockumentary UKIP: The First Hundred Days features a disclaimer: “None of the events that follow have actually happened.” Its implied qualifier ‘yet’ is left out, but nevertheless hangs over the show. Border raids! Far-right riots! Mass unemployment! This could yet be a vision of the potential, horrifying, future under…

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