Norman Lamb tables motion in Parliament congratulating Norwich City on promotion to Premier League

Norman Lamb, long-standing Norwich City fan, has tabled a House of Common motion celebrating the club’s ‘extraordinary’ feat. He has joined with Labour MP Mark Tami in sponsoring this motion.

Norman Lamb today paid tribute to Norwich City’s extraordinary success in the 2018/19 Championship, by tabling a motion in Parliament which congratulated the club.

After finishing the 2017/18 season in a middling 14th position, Norwich’s rise to the top has, in Lamb’s words, “won admiration not only in Norfolk but across the country”.

Lamb highlighted the international dynamic of the team, with players from many countries coming together to secure promotion to the Premier League.

Norman Lamb, a season ticket holder at Carrow Road, congratulated the team’s Head Coach, Daniel Farke, and Sporting Director, Stuart Webber.

He picked out Tom Trybull, Teemu Pukki and Emiliano Buendia as three players who have particularly stellar seasons. Mr Lamb referred to Buendia as, “the next Messi”.  

Norman Lamb MP said:

“What an incredible achievement this is.

Norwich City are a club with limited means, and our start to the season was rocky. But Sporting Director Stuart Webber has managed to assemble an unbelievable team from across the world, and with Daniel Farke at the wheel we have pulled off the impossible.

I’m delighted to be able to table an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons which commemorates Norwich’s success. I strongly encourage all my colleagues who appreciate the beauty of football to sign! Bring on the Premier League!

Along with seeing most games at Carrow Road this season I have also seen them at Bolton, Millwall and Rotherham. It has been a magnificent journey for every supporter.”


Norman Lamb’s Early Day Motion (EDM 2377) read:

That this House warmly congratulates Norwich City Football Club on winning the Championship title and on their promotion to the Premier League; commends Head Coach, Daniel Farke and Sporting Director, Stuart Webber, for achieving this extraordinary feat on a modest budget, bringing together players of many nationalities with brilliant technical ability and instilling an amazing work ethic and a commitment to the cause which has won admiration not only in Norfolk but across the country; noting in particular that Tom Trybull achieved a 90% pass completion rate over the course of the season, Teemu Pukki scored 29 league goals despite being acquired on a free transfer from Brøndby, and Emiliano Buendia, from Argentina, at the age of 22, scored 8 goals and registered 12 assists; recognises that this success has brought immense joy to so many people; thanks the players for giving everything throughout this long campaign to make this possible; and thanks everyone else involved at the club for playing their part in this historic achievement. 

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