Steve Baker (politician)

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Steve Baker

Official portrait, 2020
Minister of State for Northern Ireland
In office
7 September 2022 – 25 October 2022
Prime MinisterLiz Truss
Preceded byConor Burns
Deputy Chair of the COVID Recovery Group
Assumed office
10 November 2020
ChairmanMark Harper
Preceded byPosition established
Chair of the European Research Group
In office
3 September 2019 – 25 February 2020
DeputyMark Francois
Andrea Jenkyns
LeaderBoris Johnson
Preceded byJacob Rees-Mogg
Succeeded byMark Francois
In office
20 November 2016 – 13 June 2017
DeputySuella Braverman
LeaderTheresa May
Preceded byChris Heaton-Harris
Succeeded bySuella Braverman
Deputy Chair of the European Research Group
In office
9 July 2018 – 3 September 2019
Serving with Mark Francois
LeaderTheresa May
Boris Johnson
ChairmanJacob Rees-Mogg
Preceded bySuella Braverman (2017)
Succeeded byAndrea Jenkyns
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
In office
13 June 2017 – 9 July 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byThe Lord Bridges of Headley
Succeeded byChris Heaton-Harris
Member of Parliament
for Wycombe
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byPaul Goodman
Majority4,214 (7.7%)
Personal details
Steven John Baker

(1971-06-06) 6 June 1971 (age 52)
St Austell, Cornwall, England
Political partyConservative
Alma materUniversity of Southampton
St Cross College, Oxford
WebsiteOfficial website
Commons website
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service1989–1999
RankFlight lieutenant
Service number5206370Q

Steven John Baker (born 6 June 1971) is a British Conservative Party politician and former Royal Air Force engineer, consultant and bank worker.[1] He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wycombe, being in the 2010 general election.

In June 2015 he became co-chairman of Conservatives for Britain.[2]

He co-founded The Cobden Centre. He was Chair of the European Research Group (ERG), a pro-Brexit group of Conservative MPs, until his promotion to ministerial office at the Department for Exiting the European Union on 13 June 2017, but resigned from his office on 9 July 2018 following the resignation of David Davis over concerns with the Government strategy on Brexit.[3][4]

In September 2022, Baker was picked as Minister of State for Northern Ireland by Prime Minister Liz Truss.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Steve Baker MP". BBC News. 7 May 2010.
  2. "Conservatives will stand up for Britain if the EU lets us down". The Daily Telegraph.
  3. Greenfield, Patrick; Russell, Graham (7 July 2018). "David Davis steps down as Brexit secretary in blow to PM". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  4. "Steve Baker on his resignation as Brexit minister". BBC News. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.