Name: Steve Baker
Born: 6 June 1971
Steve Baker is a British politician who has been a Member of Parliament for Wycombe since 2010. Born on June 6, 1971, in Cornwall, he was educated at St Austell Six Form and then studied BEng in Aerospacce Engineering at the University of Southampton. He then went on to earn an MSc in Computation from St Cross College, Oxford.
He is married to Beth (Julia Elizabeth), a former Royal Air Force officer who worked in the medical section. He is a devout evangelical Christian.
Baker has been a vocal advocate for financial reform, pushing banks to re-embrace Generally Accepted Accounting Practices in order to account for depreciated loans and those that have gone bad. In May 2011, he claimed that the use of IFRS rather than GAAP overstated Royal Bank of Scotland’s balance sheet by £25 billion. He introduced a Ten-Minute Rule bill to “shine a light” on casino banking by amending rules governing how banks account for derivatives.
Baker has served on the House of Commons Transport Committee and the Treasury Committee. Baker is a member of the Air League’s council.
Baker was a strong advocate of Brexit throughout the 2016 referendum. He claims that he originally joined the Conservative Party with the goal of advocating for Britain to withdraw from the EU.
He voted against the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013 and called for marriage to be de-nationalized.
In February 2021, Baker called for the Public Health Act to be changed “to prevent ministers from placing job-killing restrictions without warning or debate” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.
Last Election Results:
Duncan Baker won 24,766 votes out of a possible 54,792. This represents a 45.2% share in his constituency and a 4,214 majority. There was a voter turnout of 70.1%.
Voting History Snapshot
Voted Aye to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Second Reading
Voted Aye to the Social Security (Uprating of Benefits) Bill: Third Reading
Voted Aye to the Nationality and Borders Bill: Second Reading
Voted Nay to the Armed Forces Bill: Report Stage: Amendment 2
Voted Aye to the Elections Bill: Second Reading
Voted Nay to the Opposition day: EU settlement scheme
Voted Aye to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Third Reading
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