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The Green Party’s campaign to get its co-leader Adrian Ramsay elected as an MP in Waveney Valley received a boost today. The former Lib Dem leadership contender and ex-MP for North Norfolk Norman Lamb has come out in support of Ramsay’s bid for parliament.

Lamb tweeted this morning: “Sometimes it’s right to recognise highly capable people from other parties. That’s why I endorse Adrian Ramsay, Green candidate in Waveney Valley, who would be an outstanding MP. It’s clear the election there will be a two way fight between @AdrianRamsay and the Conservatives”.

He was later quoted as saying: “I’ve known Adrian for many and hold him in high regard. He would make an outstanding Member of Parliament for Waveney Valley.”

Lamb was MP for North Norfolk from 2001-2019 and stood unsuccessfully for the Lib Dem leadership in 2015, when he lost out to Tim Farron.

Ramsay welcomed Lamb’s support, posting on Twitter/X: “I’m delighted to have Norman Lamb’s support. To have the backing of such a well respected former local LibDem MP is a big boost to my campaign More & more people who have previously voted LibDem & Labour are coming behind me to beat the Conservatives in #WaveneyValley.”

Waveney Valley is one of the four seats the Greens are targeting in the general election.

Chris Jarvis is head of strategy and development at Left Foot Forward

The post Former Lib Dem leadership candidate backs Adrian Ramsay to be Green MP for Waveney Valley appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK’s progressive debate.

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