Name: Norman Baker
Profession: MP
Are you local: if not how long have you been here? I think so, but does 20 years qualify as local?
Best thing about Lewes? Its independence and its idiosyncrasy
(that’s two).
Worst thing about Lewes? 4x4’s driving on the pavements.
Favourite pub? The Snowdrop
What’s your poison? Depends on my mood.
Waitrose or Tesco (or neither)? Waitrose (if I have to use a supermarket).
What do you think about traffic wardens? Well it’s a job, though not one I’d like.
Which Bonfire Society do you go to? It varies.
Which newspaper do you read? Lots. Independent, Telegraph, Observer, Mail on Sunday
Are you pro or anti the Phoenix development? Too early to tell, but in principle if (big if) it can be made to work.
Favourite Lewes landmark? Harvey’s Brewery.
How often do you go to London and Brighton? London about 2/3 times a week. Brighton about once a month or more.
How would you spend a perfect Sunday afternoon? Reading the paper and doing the cryptic crossword in the garden.
What cd/record/tape is in your hifi? Vinyl, always, if possible. This morning I listened to ‘Only a Northern Song’ by the Beatles.
Lewes would be better if… There was less yobbery late at nights.
What Lewes really doesn’t need is… To be dictated to by Brighton.


Norman Baker – a Snowdrop man