Norman Baker

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election


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 (20 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (5 Jul 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (16 May 2005 to 30 Jan 2006)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (7 Jun 2001 to 14 Jan 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jan 2001 to 1 Jan 2002)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jun 2000 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (1 Jan 1999 to 1 Jan 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 1999)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (2 Dec 1997 to 9 Feb 2000)
  • Member, European Legislation Committee (15 Jul 1997 to 20 Apr 1998)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1999)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

1. Directorships
Director of Norman Baker Enterprises Ltd, which handles my creative work. Address: c/o Alderwick James & Co, 4 The Sanctuary, 23 Oakhill Grove, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 6DU . (Registered 11 March 2015)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Received £600 from ITV, Talent Payments Department, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford M17 1FZ, for an appearance on the BBC’s ‘University Challenge’. Hours: 1 hr excluding travel. (Registered 6 January 2015)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Brian Souter
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 22 December 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Lord Matthew Oakeshott
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 9 February 2015)
9. Shareholdings
(a) Norman Baker Enterprises Ltd; see my Register entry above. (Registered 11 March 2015)
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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