Until reading Norman Baker’s new book I’d forgotten who some of the opponents of opening up MPs expenses to freedom of information requests had been. … Read the full post »
Read about the former Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes, Norman Baker. He held the seat from 1997 until 2015 and was a government minister 2010-2014.
His political memoirs are titled Against the Grain.
Former MP Norman Baker writes about his experience of being on the receiving end of campaigns from 38 Degrees. … Read the full post »
Norman Baker on what it was like to work with Simon Hughes (and reminding me of the occasion when I was working for the party and managed to turn up to a meeting on the right day, at the right hour and in the right room – just in the wrong month). … Read the full post »
Back for its seventh, slimmed down, year is my Liberal Democrat autumn conference MP fringe league table. … Read the full post »
Tim Farron has given the first speech from either candidate during the Lib Dem leadership contest which really has some impact beyond the usual everyone was expecting from both. … Read the full post »
See the latest running tallies of which (ex) MPs are backing which candidate in the Liberal Democrat leadership race. … Read the full post »
Four senior Liberal Democrat politicians defeated in the general election, including former business secretary Vince Cable, have turned down offers of a peerage from Nick Clegg. … Read the full post »
Former Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott (he of the controversial constituency polls and bodged anti-Clegg coup attempt) has given £300,000 to 30 Labour Parliamentary candidates up against Tories or Ukip, £300,000 to 15 Lib Dems and £10,000 to the Green MP Caroline Lucas. … Read the full post »
In his resignation letter Norman Baker said: “I regret that in the Home Office, the goodwill to work collegiately to take forward rational evidence-based policy has been in somewhat short supply.” … Read the full post »
The big increase in the basic income tax allowance to £10,000 is one of the most popular policies of the government – and delivered only thanks to LibDems. … Read the full post »