1. ITV Report

Heavy hitters take to the campaign trail in Norfolk

Frank Bruno MBE is supporting Norman Lamb n North Norfolk. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A former heavyweight boxing world champion was on the campaign trail in Norfolk today.

Frank Bruno MBE is supporting Lib Dem candidate Norman Lamb in North Norfolk for the upcoming election.

He was with Mr Lamb in North Walsham for a walk around and to meet constituents.

Every man and his dog wanted a photo. Credit: ITV Anglia.

I think Norman is the nicest man I’ve ever met in my life and when I was going through my difficulties with mental health he came along and he helped and I’m just trying to help him.

– Frank Bruno, former heavyweight boxer

Frank Bruno became the WBC World Heavyweight Champion in September 1995 after outpointing Oliver McCall over 12 rounds.

Since then he has had a well publicised battle with mental health, and was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2003.

I enormously appreciate Frank’s support, we’ve worked together on a lotof mental health issues, he’s a brilliant advocate for people with mental ill health.

He’s come out and spoken about his own challenges which is so important in breaking down the stigma, so he’s an amazing man and I’m very honoured to have him here supporting me.

– Norman Lamb, Lib Dem candidate for North Norfolk

Other candidates standing in the North Norfolk constituency are:

  • Stephen Burke (Lab)
  • James Wild (Con)

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