Listening to you, it’s clear we share the same desire for a fully funded public, not private, NHS; for decent, secure, properly paid jobs; an economy that works for all of us, not just a few and where the wealthy pay their way.

Here in Norwich I've campaigned against the privatisation of local NHS services; been at the centre of a broad coalition of trade unions, faith groups, businesses and academics working for a Living Wage across the city; and worked with local campaign groups and trade unions for public ownership of the failing privatised rail industry.

I'm passionate about Norwich’s developing scientific centres of excellence. I support institutions such as the Norwich Research Park in its aim of developing the city’s future by creating and supporting new companies and jobs based on world-leading bioscience and renewables technology.

But despite all that I'm not your typical politician. My life outside of politics has given me experience of the real world. For more than a decade I was a BBC TV news reporter, eventually becoming the BBC eastern region’s chief political reporter. After that I worked as a BBC technician. I've also been an army reservist infantry officer, serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2009.

I'm also an associate governor of Thorpe St Andrew School and have worked with other schools and charities to help some of our city’s most disadvantaged children. I was also one of the last Labour Government’s National Black Role Models – working with young people across the UK.

Born in London, I grew up on a council estate in Northampton. I attended a local comprehensive, becoming the first member of my family to attend university. I read economics at the University of Bradford before being elected student union president; and eventually Vice President of the National Union of Students (NUS).

I'm also a proud supporter of Norwich City Football Club with a season ticket in the Barclay.

Ultimately I'll always speak my mind and I'll do what is best for Norwich.

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commented 2018-03-27 13:13:37 +0100
I’d like to make a mention to the current increase of racism in Norwich since the Brexit vote and urged you to look into this. I will call you to make a appointment to discuss the racist abuse received at the hands of Tesco in Norwich on Blue Boar Lane. I would like to discuss further
Kind regards GILDA SAVOIU
commented 2018-03-27 13:07:26 +0100
Unfortunately Brexit seems to have had a profound effect on our society and as we are well aware hate crime and violence racial abuse has risen since the vote . Only through educating people I hope to get through what proves to be a difficult time
commented 2016-07-02 07:21:42 +0100
Clive we need more people like you in Westminster. I can identify with you. I like you are from a working class background and was born on a council estate. I struggled in early life working very hard in low paid jobs. I eventually went to university and gained a degree. I have been working in NHS for over 10 years now, which im proud to serve. I feel that you represent people and others like me that live in the real world. I respect you and your support for Jeremy Cornyn. Keep up the important work you are doing.
commented 2016-05-08 12:00:51 +0100
You have an interesting back catalogue. Unlike many in Labour Party you have worked in outside world. We need more Labour MPs with this experience not just career politician.

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