Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Norman Baker voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted for a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
The Home Office has received €300,000 (approximately £250,000) funding from the European Commission to fund a project raising awareness of female genital mutilation in the UK. Activities include a promotion campaign for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children FGM Helpline, developing an e-learning package for safeguarding professionals and awareness raising...
The Home Office has established a National Group to tackle Sexual Violence against Children and Vulnerable People which I chair. This brings together agencies including the Crown Prosecution Service, the police and key organisations such as the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Rape Crisis and Barnardo's to co-ordinate and implement the lessons learned from recent...
The coalition Government brought in new laws in 2012 to ensure that perpetrators of stalking are brought to justice. These new stalking laws are already equally applicable to online cyber-stalking and harassment. There is also a range of other robust legislation to deal with internet trolls and perpetrators of grossly offensive, obscene or menacing behaviour. The College of Policing training...
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Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- 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)
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- Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below 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 75.91% 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") 956 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 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)
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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