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Norman Baker – one of the most popular Lib Dem ministers among party members

by Stephen Tall on November 5, 2014

LibDemVoice has been surveying party members throughout the Coalition to find out how well-rated (or otherwise) Lib Dem ministers are. All these results, together with our regular Coalition tracker series, are available online here. Here’s how Norman Baker has performed in these surveys in the four-and-a-half years he’s been a minister, first at Transport, latterly […]

How – or will – Nick Clegg replace Norman Baker in the home office?

by Stephen Tall on November 4, 2014

Norman Baker’s decision to quit as Lib Dem home office minister — citing significant differences with his boss at the department, the Tories’ Theresa May — means a vacancy has opened up. How will Nick Clegg fill it? We’re unlikely to have long to wait, but here are what I see as his options… Nick […]

++ Norman Baker quits as Home Office minister

by Stephen Tall on November 3, 2014

Norman Baker, appointed Lib Dem home office minister just over a year ago, is to quit his government post and “launch a stinging attack on Theresa May”, according to the Independent: Norman Baker, the crime prevention minister, is stepping down after a year of internal battles within the Home Office with his Conservative boss. In […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #79: Norman Baker

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Norman Baker Lib Dem home office minister (2013-14) Reason: for promoting an evidence-informed approach to drugs policy reform Norman Baker — authentic grassroots liberal, rough diamond, homespun home officer and maverick minister […]

76% of Lib Dem members oppose Government plans to render foreign-born terror suspects ‘stateless’

by Stephen Tall on May 10, 2014

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. More than 830 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. Three-quarters oppose Theresa May’s plans to render foreign-born terror suspects ‘stateless’ […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #58: David Cameron

by Stephen Tall on February 7, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  David Cameron Conservative leader and Prime Minister Reason: for ruling that pubs can open longer during the World Cup. Poor Norman Baker. On the social libertarian wing of the party – he’s […]

Reshuffle redux: how Lib Dem members rated the ministerial performances of the sacked and the promoted

by Stephen Tall on October 12, 2013

I posted earlier the most recent ratings by Lib Dem members of the party’s government ministers. Here’s how those affected by the reshuffle have done over the three-plus years we’ve been running our members’ surveys… Sacked Michael Moore (Secretary of State for Scotland, May 2010 to Oct 2013) Jeremy Browne (Minister – Foreign Office, May […]

Norman Baker, conspiracy theories and Theresa May

by Stephen Tall on October 8, 2013

Nick Clegg’s decision to reshuffle Jeremy Browne out of the Home Office and Norman Baker in has triggered a mini-furore, with plenty on the authoritarian right outraged at his appointment to the Home Office given he’s the author of a book suggesting MI5 covered up the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly. The […]

Full steam ahead for high speed rail, say 55% of Lib Dem members

by Stephen Tall on August 10, 2013

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. More than 600 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Lib Dem members back HS2 by 55% to 31% There are plans to build […]

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #41: Peter Mandelson

by Stephen Tall on July 5, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Lord (Peter) Mandelson Former Labour cabinet minister and éminence grise Reason: for voicing concerns that HS2 ‘could be an expensive mistake’ Three cheers for Peter Mandelson! That’s not a sentence I expected […]



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