Norman Baker

MP, Lewes

Lewes Liberal Democrat

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How Norman Baker voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Norman Baker hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 26 Nov 2014

    I am sure that the Prime Minister will share my enthusiasm for E.ON’s confirmation this week that 300 jobs are to be created for the construction and maintenance of a new offshore wind farm, many of which will be in Newhaven in my constituency. Does that not prove that doing the right thing for the environment is also doing the right thing for the economy, and will he condemn those...
  • NHS (Ttip): Cannabis 25 Nov 2014

    What recent assessment he has made of the potential medicinal benefits of cannabis.
  • NHS (Ttip): Cannabis 25 Nov 2014

    Over the last year or so, I have met a number of credible people from all walks of life and with a range of medical conditions who have told me that the only substance that helps their medical condition is cannabis. However, they cannot secure it through the NHS and they risk getting a criminal record if they try to obtain it for themselves. Will the Minister look at the much wider...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Trade and Industry
  • Parliamentary Questions
  • Ministerial Travel
  • Departmental Travel
  • Departments: Internet
  • Departmental Rail Travel

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Home Department (7 Oct 2013 to 4 Nov 2014)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (14 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Transport (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Cabinet Office (5 Jul 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 21 Mar 2006)

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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 72.56% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 27 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1020 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 24 Nov 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Ongoing income from royalties for publication of book entitled ‘The Strange Death of David Kelly’. Payments from Methuen Publishing Ltd, now of 35 Hospital Fields Rd, York YO5 4DZ:
Received £833.16 on 15 November 2013. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 25 November 2013)
Received £263.74 on 19 March 2014. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 19 March 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
I advanced a sum of money to help finance the release of an album by The Reform Club, a band of which I am a member. (Registered 23 August 2013)

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