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Meet Alice

I’m proud of my Norfolk roots.  I grew up here and went to comprehensive school in West Norfolk- Norwich was the city where my friends and I always wanted to be. I have spent so much of my life here and am so glad to now be living in Norwich North.  This is a place I love and I feel passionate about fighting for the fairer future we desperately need.

It is such an honour to have been chosen as your Labour general election candidate. It is a responsibility I take very seriously. I love our community and I’m ready for the challenge because I know the difference a Labour government makes.  

I’m not a career politician, I’ve spent most of my working-life in the not-for-profit sector with organizations such as Save the Children and working alongside the United Nations. Now I lead global campaigns against poverty, inequality and climate change for a not-for profit organisation. Wherever,  I’ve lived I’ve been active in my community – I’ve been a school governor, a Hospital Trust governor and during Covid I volunteered at a food bank delivering parcels. My parents instilled in me the value that you never stand by  when you see injustice -you fight to change it.  

I’ve served as a Labour councillor, when I successfully fought the closure of a GP surgery, stood up for public services and secured local investment. I will bring the same energy and can-do-attitude to fight for Norwich North.

There is a lot of cynicism about politics, people thinking politicians are ‘all the same’, my challenge is to show you that we’re not all the same.  I want to be in parliament to represent you because I’m fed up with a Tory government that doesn’t prioritise schools, hospitals, transport; a government that, in this cost of living crisis is putting bankers bonuses above hardworking people.

It’s time for a fresh start for the country and a fairer, greener future for Norwich North. Together we can do so much better.

A plan for Norwich North

I will be a strong, independent voice for Norwich North. I’ll stand up for better public services and investment in green transport, jobs and decent housing. I’ll demand a fair deal for workers and fight for action to tackle the biggest challenges we face: cost of living, climate change and a broken health and social care system. I care passionately about  securing investment, opportunity and hope for people in Norwich North. That means:

Action to tackle the cost of living crisis

Norwich North needs an MP that will speak up for the community in the face of the cost of living crisis. Labour would act to support people right now and put in place long term solutions to cut energy bills for good. We’ll make oil and energy giants pay their fair share, instead of putting the burden on working people. 

Cost of living Silver Rooms

Jobs and Homes

I would work with business and industry to secure investment and well-paid, secure jobs for people here. We need action to tackle the housing crisis with investment in truly affordable homes and action to tackle skyrocketing rents. 

A great start in life for every child

No child should be left behind – I want every child in Norwich North to have the opportunity to succeed. That means investment in early years, schooling and youth services.


Protecting and investing in the NHS and social care

People in Norwich North are struggling to access dentists and GP appointments while hospital waiting lists are at a record high. We need to fix social care so that those in need don’t go without. I’ll campaign for more investment in local health facilities especially where new developments are going up and Labour would deliver real action to tackle the social care crisis.

Clean, green and safe communities

Everyone deserves to live in a great place. Labour would bring back neighbourhood policing, helping to crack down on anti-social behaviour and crime. I’ve campaigned for years to tackle climate change and will prioritise action to protect our local environment and secure investment in green, affordable transport. 

Standing up for Norwich North

Standing up for Norwich North

Alice Macdonald, Clive Lewis MP and local Labour councillors/activists at County Hall, holding up Save our Walk-in Centre posters
Alice ‘delighted’ by decision to save the Walk in Centre

Alice welcomes the news that Norwich’s Walk in Centre will be saved following an announcement by the local NHS.

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Labour GAIN! Eight council seats for Labour across Norwich North

There were Labour gains across Norwich North in the local elections with eight council seats for the party in Sprowston and Thorpe St Andrew.

Alice Macdonald with the River Wensum in the background.
Conservative MPs under pressure to vote for Labour’s plan to end sewage scandal​

Norwich North’s Labour Parliamentary candidate has today joined Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, environmental campaigner Feargal Sharkey and Labour Parliamentary Candidates across the country. in writing an open letter to Conservative MPs, ramping up the pressure  to vote for Labour’s Opposition Day motion, which paves the way for Labour’s Bill to end the sewage scandal. 

Norwich - a great city for women to start a business

Alice celebrates International Women’s Day and calls for more support for entrepreneurship

Alice Macdonald and Clive Lewis outside the NHS walk in centre.
Labour calls on Integrated Care Board to protect Walk-In centre and raises concerns on consultation

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Norwich North, Alice Macdonald and Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South have written to the CEO of the NHS Integrated Care Board for Norfolk and Waveney.

Alice Macdonald and Clive Lewis outside the NHS walk in centre.
Labour launches campaign to protect Norwich walk-in centre​

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Norwich North, Alice Macdonald and Norwich South MP, Clive Lewis have urged the public to join a campaign to protect the centre’s future.

Warm banks operating across Norwich as winter freeze sees a record number of Google searches for ‘warm spaces’

Google searches for places to keep warm have risen steeply in recent weeks as the cost-of-living crisis deepens, new research from Labour shows.

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Labour calls on HSBC to think again on Mile Cross bank closure

Labour’s parliamentary candidate, Alice Macdonald and Labour’s local representatives in Mile Cross have written to HSBC to urge the bank not to go ahead with the closure of its Mile Cross Branch. 

Alice standing outside Leslie Terrance on Magdalen Street on Small Business Saturday 2022.
'Norwich's vibrant local shops: crucial to economy and community' says Labour's Alice Macdonald

“Small Business Saturday is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the contribution small businesses make across our community from providing jobs to training and driving economic growth. It comes just after the Norfolk Business Awards showcased some of the amazing small businesses across our area.

International Day to Tackle Violence against Women - 'We must do more' says Labour's Alice Macdonald​

Domestic abuse related crime accounts for nearly one in five of all crimes reported to Norfolk Police. The most recently available figures show Norfolk Police recorded 14,094 domestic abuse related crimes in a single year. These figures don't even show the full extent of the problem as a significant amount of domestic abuse still goes unreported.

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Alice welcomes Shadow Health Secretary to Norwich

Labour is pledging one of the biggest expansions of the NHS workforce in history, so patients in Norfolk are seen on time again.

The party are promising that patients will be guaranteed a face-to-face appointment with a GP if they want one. While some patients prefer to hold appointments over the phone, many are frustrated at not being able to see their doctor in person, and just 22% of patients are given a choice in the type of appointment they have. Almost one in six people who tried to speak to a nurse or GP were unable to get an appointment at all last year.

Shortage of city childcare places needs to be 'urgently addressed'

Struggling parents living in one of the most deprived areas of the city are facing a mammoth task to secure childcare for their children.

Community Groups on the frontline need urgent support

The dire situation faced by community groups and organisations is not getting enough attention. The energy price rises could be catastrophic for many organisations providing vital support. Alice and Labour city Councillor Chrissie Rumsby called for urgent action to address this.

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Alice demands action to tackle mental health crisis

Alice calls for urgent change, saying ‘enough is enough’. Our mental health services must be there for people who need help at their most vulnerable. Together with Labour representatives from across the region Alice has demanded the government take control of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, to ensure a properly funded, publicly provided service for those who need mental health support, whenever they need it.

Celebrating community spirit – Alice visits Alysham Rd Mosque

Alice celebrated with local faith leaders at the Norwich Central Mosque open day. Alice praised the warm atmosphere and the mutual respect shown for each other’s traditions. Revd Graham Kirk-Spriggs, Vicar of St Lukes, Alysham Rd, said “We love our neighbours as ourselves, that’s what unites us”. As Labour MP Alice would look to build bridges across all our communities.

Alice sets out her vision for Norwich North

It’s time for a fresh start. In this in-depth interview Alice calls for a fairer deal and more investment for Norwich North. She tackles criticism head on and says she’s up for the challenge because equality matters and she knows the difference a Labour government makes. It’s on me to show people I’m on their side, I’ll work tirelessly for this region Alice says.