Norman Baker resigns: What you need to know

Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrat crime reduction minister, has resigned from government and cited his strained relationship with the Conservative Home Secretary Theresa May as the main reason.

In an exclusive interview with the Independent, the MP said his year working in the Home Office was like "walking through mud".

They have looked upon it as a Conservative department in a Conservative government, whereas in my view it’s a Coalition department in a Coalition government.

That mindset has framed things, which means I have had to work very much harder to get things done even where they are what the Home Secretary agrees with and where it’s been helpful for the government and the department.

  • Norman Baker
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