The Rt Hon Norman Baker MP

Biography

Norman Baker was appointed Minister of State for Crime Prevention in October 2013. He is the Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes.

Education

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

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

    • 2010 to 2013
  2. Minister of State for Crime Prevention

    • 2013 to 2014

Announcements

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  1. Drugs policy

    • 30 October 2014
    • Statement to Parliament
  2. Students update minister on binge drinking project

    • 23 October 2014
    • News story
  3. Crime continues to fall under coalition government

    • 16 October 2014
    • News story
  4. Ending Gang and Youth Violence: government programme expanded

    • 8 October 2014
    • News story
  5. Minister praises Manchester crackdown on alcohol-related harm

    • 1 October 2014
    • News story
  6. Police step up fight to stamp out child sexual exploitation

    • 26 September 2014
    • News story
  7. Child sexual exploitation: Progress driven by multi-agency hub

    • 19 September 2014
    • News story
  8. Campaign launched to warn of risks of 'legal' highs

    • 16 August 2014
    • News story
  9. Working together to safeguard children: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs

    • 29 July 2014
    • News story
  10. Appointment of new Forensic Science Regulator announced

    • 17 July 2014
    • News story