Norman Baker

MP, Lewes

Lewes Liberal Democrat

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How Norman Baker voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails

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Norman Baker hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Department: Animal Experiments 22 Jul 2014

    We have made a commitment to ban the testing of household products on animals. Although superficially straightforward, the details are not been easy to resolve. Any solution has to be legally viable since we cannot ban testing which may be required under UK or EU law. The key issue is around ingredients. I am looking to develop a solution that is workable, but does not have a chain of...
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Crimes of Violence: Females 22 Jul 2014

    The coalition Government’s Ending Gang and Youth Violence programme is the first such programme to tackle the issue of gang-affected women and girls. Women and girls who come into contact with street gangs are at greater risk of violence, particularly sexual violence. The Home Office has provided 1.2 million funding for 13 Young People’s Advocates over three years (April...
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Sexual Offences: Registration 22 Jul 2014

    Figures for the number of registered sex offenders who were either cautioned or convicted for breaches of their notification requirement in England and Wales are contained in the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements Annual Report, published by the Ministry of Justice. The MAPPA reports for 2009-2013 may be found on the GOV.uk website.

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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 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 75.21% 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") 998 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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 £230.02 on 31 March 2012. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 23 August 2013)
Received £214.79 on 31 March 2013. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 23 August 2013)
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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