Norman Lamb: the Lib Dem MP who helped launch Tinchy Stryder's rap career

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2009

What is it with the Lib Dems and celebrities these days? Yesterday, Daniel Radcliffe came out of the closet as a Lib Dem, while today The Guardian reveals all about Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb’s collaboration with hot, new rapping superstar Tinchy Stryder:

Twenty-two- year-old Kwasi Danquah – better known to his increasingly agitated female admirers as Tinchy Stryder – is Britain’s hottest new rapper, whose two most recent singles, Take Me Back and Number 1, reached number three and, appropriately enough, number one in the charts. He offers a noncommittal wave and nod in their direction, then returns his attention to his conversation with the Liberal ­ Democrat shadow health secretary, Norman Lamb, who, as Liberal Democrat shadow health secretaries go, seems enormously well informed about British rap. “My mother,” he announces, “is the only 90-year-old in Britain with a poster of Lethal ­ Bizzle in her kitchen”.

You can read the full article HERE.