Articles tagged North Norfolk:

The Duke Should Get Behind a Wheel Today

  • 18 Jan 2019

Iain Dale believes getting back behind the wheel right after a devastating car crash helped him regain confidence in driving, and says Prince Philip should do the same. pic.twitter.com/ixUFKiLwCL — Good Morning Britain (@GMB) January 18, 2019 Yesterday, at around 6pm...

Forks in the Road: How My Life Might Have Turned Out Very Differently

  • 22 Oct 2018

Have you ever made a decision that has turned out to completely alter the course of your life? Forks in the road or sliding door moments, call them what you will… Without them, you know your life would have been completely different. There have been quite a lot of those in my ...

From North Norfolk to Westmorland & Lonsdale

  • 8 May 2010

As most of you know, at the last election I stood in North Norfolk and experienced one of the biggest swings away from the Conservatives - 8.6%. The LibDem majority increased from 483 to 10,606. As soon as the result was announced I knew I would get a whole heap of the brown s...

Sir Ralph Howell: A One Off

  • 18 Feb 2008

The death of Sir Ralph Howell has robbed Norfolk of one of its more colourful political characters. During my time as Conservative candidate in North Norfolk in the runup to the 2005 election Ralph was unfailingly courteous and helpful to me. He was anxious not to interfere bu...

Officially Nominated

  • 18 Apr 2006

A comparatively dry day for a change. The first door I knocked on this morning in North Walsham was a LibDem switcher and a minute later a lady came up to me and asked me for a poster. I suppose it could only go downhill from there! I hear that several LibDem councillors ar...

Call from North Norfolk Tory to Norman Lamb to Defect

  • 25 Jan 2006

When you're a Parliamentary Candidate you expend quite a lot of effort urging your supporters to write letters to the local newspaper either supporting your candidacy or to criticse the incumbent. One of the more regular correspondents of the Eastern Daily Press is a Conservat...

A Runout on Newsnight

  • 29 Dec 2005

I have just got back from appearing on Newsnight to talk about the David Blunkett situation. I was on with Labour MP Clive Betts, with whom I had done a News 24 interview earlier this evening. Clive is a nice guy but does rant a bit. So in contrast I seemed to be the voice of ...

John Redwood's Christmas Puddings

  • 26 Dec 2005

It's nearly midnight and I am typing this in my sitting room in Swanton Abbott in front of the first log fire of the year. Sometimes life is just perfect. Today hasn't been bad either. Up at 7 to collect John Redwood to visit Holt WI Market. Anglia TV and the EDP were there. W...

Hard Drives & Celluloid

  • 11 Dec 2005

The fire's alight. The Christmas tree is up. God is in his heaven. And friends are about to come round for dinner. Life's good sometimes, isn't it?  Today I have been in Holt and Sheringham. Sheringham this afternoon was especially rewarding. We got more Conservative pledge...

Saturday Night in North Walsham

  • 5 Dec 2005

On Saturday I spent the evening on patrol with North Walsham Police. There are clearly some very serious anti-social behaviour problems in North Walsham. While a zero tolerance approach appears to have reaped huge rewards in Sheringham, we now need to see those same measures i...