Norman Baker MP
The Prime Minister has announced the appointment of Norman Baker, MP for Lewes, as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.
Mr Baker was born in Aberdeen and raised in Hornchurch, attending the Royal Liberty School in Gidea Park, before going on to earn a BA degree in German from the University of London.
Prior to entering the House of Commons in 1997 he had a variety of jobs, including periods as an executive for Our Price Records and as an English teacher. He also served as a local councillor in East Sussex before becoming Leader of Lewes District Council in 1991.
In recent years Mr Baker has held a number of portfolios in the Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet, including Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.
- Regional and Local Transport
- Buses and Taxis - including concessionary fares
- Walking and Cycling
- Accessibility and Equalities
- Alternatives to travel
- Light rail and trams
- Natural environment
- Traffic management
- Corporate issues