Westminster has become “destructive of the soul” says departing Commons’ science committee chair Norman Lamb
It certainly didn’t feel like the last day in the office. In a small but bustling room in Portcullis House, overlooking the Houses of Parliament, veteran Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb was busy meeting people and taking telephone calls. His assistant, however, was packing up his belongings in between meetings.
It was 5 November, the last day before parliament was dissolved ahead of the forthcoming general election. It felt busy, the assistant said, and Lamb wanted to do everything right.