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Baker’s views on transport gain prominence prior to party conference

In the run-up to the Liberal Democrats’ annual party conference, held in Brighton earlier this week, Lib Dem transport minister Norman Baker gave interviews to several widely-read papers that turned into two front-page stories and a significant amount of media coverage for Baker’s thoughts on transport

by Rik Thomas
28 September 2012
The Sunday Express on 23 September and Metro on 25 September both gave the musings of transport minister Norman Baker front page coverage
The Sunday Express on 23 September and Metro on 25 September both gave the musings of transport minister Norman Baker front page coverage

 

The views of transport minister Norman Baker received a large amount of publicity in the run-up to the Liberal Democrats’ annual party conference in late September. Indeed, his view that some form of pay-to-drive road pricing in the UK is, allegedly, “inevitable”, made the front page of The Sunday Express on 23 September.

Underneath the possibly somewhat premature banner headline “Road tax to be scrapped”, the paper said, “Drivers were told to expect a roads...

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