Posted on 01/08/2012
Norman Baker MP
BA German, 1978 Royal Holloway College
Norman is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport and has been the Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes since 1997. A tireless campaigner and familiar face on TV, he has been a panellist on BBC1's Question Time a number of times. In past years he has been named Opposition Politician of the Year in the Channel 4 Political Awards and Inquisitor of the Year in the Zurich/Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year Awards. He won the RSPCA Lord Erskine Award in recognition of his campaigning in the field of animal welfare. Norman has held a number of portfolios in the Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet. He was formerly leader of Lewes District Council and started out in life as a teacher.