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More than 1,500 expected to turn out for Jeremy Corbyn rally in Norwich tonight

Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: PA

'The Open' in Norwich is expecting 1,500 people to turn out for a rally held by Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn tonight, despite the fact that the venue can only hold 1,200.

Corbyn is one of the favourites to become the next leader. He's running against Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall.

He'll be speaking at 7pm. There's no tickets, so people will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Northamptonshire Police drop Cyril Smith child abuse investigation

Northamptonshire Police has dropped its investigation into claims the former MP Cyril Smith was found in the county with child abuse images.

It's alleged officers caught Smith with the images in the early 1980s as he drove along the M1 in Northamptonshire, but it's claimed the MP was released after a cover up.

Today the force says its found no witnesses or evidence to support those claims.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

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Northamptonshire Police close Cyril Smith probe over lack of evidence

Cyril Smith. Credit: PA

Northamptonshire Police have dropped their investigation into claims the former MP Cyril Smith was found with child abuse images.

It's alleged the images were seized when Smith was stopped on the M1 in Northamptonshire in the 1980s, but the incident was covered up.

Northamptonshire Police said they'd found no witnesses or evidence to support the claims.

North Norfolk MP remains Health spokesman in Lib Dem leader's new team

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb remains as the Lib Dem health spokesperson. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has remained as the Liberal Democrats' Health spokesman in the new frontbench team.

It follows the election of Tim Farron as the new leader of the Lib Dems. He beat Mr Lamb in the contest.

Norman Lamb is the only Lib Dem MP in the Anglia region and has been his party's health spokesperson since 2006. He served as the Care Minister in the last coalition government.

"The team I am announcing today is the Liberal voice that Britain desperately needs.

“It features some of the best campaigners that the party has, balanced with the experience and economic credibility that our party has developed over the last five years in government."

– Tim Farron MP, Leader, Liberal Democrats

Lamb on Lib Dem leadership contest: 'It's been exhausting but quite invigorating'

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb says there are enormous compensations to losing the race to become leader of the Liberal Democrats.

He says he'll be able to spend more time watching Norwich City and being with his wife Mary after he forgot their wedding anniversary this week.

Mr Lamb said he was closer to winning the contest than some predictions after he lost to Tim Farron by 44% to 56%.

Click below to watch Norman Lamb speaking to ITV News Anglia's Political Correspondent Emma Hutchinson

“This leadership election has energised and united our party.

“Tim Farron will be a passionate leader of our party, championing social justice and leading from the front in our campaign to rebuild the liberal voice in our country. I will give him my full backing.”

– Norman Lamb MP
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