Simon Wright

Politician

1979 –

23

Who is Simon Wright?

Simon James Wright is a British Liberal Democrat politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament for Norwich South, defeating frontbench incumbent Charles Clarke, winning 29.7% of the votes cast.

He was educated at Imperial College London and King's College London.

Wright has worked as a teacher of mathematics at Alderman Peel High School in Wells-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk and was elected as a councillor for the Lancaster North ward on North Norfolk District Council in 2003. Wright achieved the second highest percentage of the vote of three seats available in the poll behind Cllr Nich Starling.

Later that year Wright quit teaching to become campaigns officer for Norman Lamb MP, North Norfolk. Coincidentally the member of staff whom he replaced became his wife in 2006.

In 2005 Wright oversaw Norman Lamb's General Election victory in North Norfolk increasing the majority from 483 votes to 10,606.

Wright stepped down as campaigns officer in 2007 to devote himself full-time to being his party's prospective parliamentary candidate for Norwich South.

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Born
Sep 15, 1979
United Kingdom
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Imperial College London
  • King's College London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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