Friday, March 03, 2006

Norman Baker Leaves LibDem Front Bench Team

I'm not sure if this has been reported elsewhere or not, but in case it hasn't, Norman Baker has resigned from the LibDem Front Bench. He had been Environment Spokesman for some time.


Jonathan Sheppard said...

Wasnt he once accused of being the most boring man in the Commons? Any reason given for him going???

Anonymous said...

He was accused of being dull because he asks about three times as many parliamentary questions as the next most quizical MP. Most are immensely dull but sometimes it is gold dust - his questions prompted Mandelson's second resignation for example and he constantly gets a front page broadsheet mention for some titbit.

He was a Ming backer so nothing to do with that. Just said he didn't really like being on the frontbench and would rather do the maverick questioning role and constituency role.

It was in a couple of papers this morning, by the way.

Oscar said...

As I recall Mandelson's second resignation was a trumped up charge about passports for the Hinduja brothers for which Mandelson was later exonerated following an enquiry - altho' by then he had resigned. Hardly an accolade for Mr Baker.