The Rt Hon Norman Baker


Norman Baker was appointed Minister of State for Crime Prevention in October 2013. He was elected Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes on 1 May 1997.


Norman was educated at The Royal Liberty School in Gidea Park and studied at Royal Holloway College, University of London.

Political career

  • Member of Parliament for Lewes, 1997 to present
  • Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment and Transport, 2002 to 2005
  • Shadow Environment and Rural Affairs Secretary, 2005 to 2006
  • Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 2007
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, 2007 to 2010
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport, 2010 to 2013

Career outside politics

He held a number of jobs after leaving university, including Regional Director for Our Price Records and a teacher of English as a foreign language. He was elected as a local councillor in 1987 and in 1991 became the Liberal Democrat Leader of Lewes District Council.

Previous roles in government