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|Member of Parliament |
for Norwich South
6 May 2010 – 7 May 2015
|Preceded by||Charles Clarke|
|Succeeded by||Clive Lewis|
|Born||15 September 1979|
|Political party||Liberal Democrats|
|Alma mater||Imperial College London|
King's College London
Simon James Wright (born 15 September 1979) is a British Liberal Democrat politician, who served as the Member of Parliament for Norwich South from 2010–15, defeating frontbench incumbent Charles Clarke (Lab), winning 29.7% of the votes and a narrow majority of 310 votes.
Wright has worked as a maths teacher at Alderman Peel High School in Wells-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk and was elected as a councillor for the Lancaster North ward (Fakenham) 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 (LD).
Later that year, Wright quit his job as a teacher to become campaigns officer for Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk. Coincidentally, the member of staff whom he replaced became his wife in 2006.
In 2005, Wright oversaw Norman Lamb's successful re-election campaign in North Norfolk, increasing his majority from 483 votes to 10,606.
Wright stepped down as campaigns officer in 2007 to devote himself full-time to being the Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Norwich South.
Wright's first parliamentary appointment saw him appointed to the Environmental Audit Select Committee in July 2010.
He lost his seat at the 2015 general election, when finished in fourth place behind the Green, Conservative and Labour Party candidates.
In 2019 Simon married Anna Thorpe.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Norwich South