Wright, Simon

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Simon Wright MP is a member of parliament for the constituency of Norwich South, he is a member of the Liberal Democrat Party and has been in office since 2010.


He attended the Dereham Neatherd High School, then he went to the Imperial College London where he obtained a BSc in mathematics. He went to the Kings College London, where he obtained a PGCE in "Secondary mathematics".

Political Career[edit]

A former teacher in Norfolk, Simon won the Norwich South seat in 2010 with a 310 majority in what was a very tight ‘two-horse race’ with the Labour Party. Soon after the election, Simon Wright organised a delegation of all nine Norfolk MPs to meet with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, to bring to his attention the challenges faced by Norfolk including the need to dual the A11, improve rail services, and boost broadband connections.

In Parliament, Simon has questioned government ministers on issues including the future of the post office network, tackling climate change, and the need to encourage more good teachers into schools.

In 2010, Simon was appointed to serve as the Liberal Democrat member of the prestigious Environmental Audit Select Committee. Since then, he’s been involved in committee inquiries on issues including: the green economy; wildlife crime; and protecting the arctic.

Simon was the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the former Liberal Democrat Minister of State for Families and Children, Sarah Teather MP.


  • Environmental Audit Committee (2010- )

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