Norman Bruce
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Malcolm Bruce on Norman Baker Home Office resignation

Previous Tory home secretaries have been the "leader of the rallying for the right wing" which would make it "very challenging" for a Liberal Democrat, said the party's deputy leader.

Malcolm Bruce spoke about Norman Baker stepping down as Home Office minister, saying he might have been a "maverick in opposition" and a surprising choice for a minister, but many agreed he was hard-working and effective.

And Mr Bruce said the Home Office would have been a much better place if it had operated in a "coalition kind of frame".

Since this interview with Jo Coburn on Tuesday's Daily Politics, Lynne Featherstone has been appointed to take Mr Baker's role.

More: Follow @daily_politics on Twitter and like us on Facebook and watch a recent clip and watch full programmes on iPlayer

  • 04 Nov 2014
Go to next video: Baker 'outstanding minister' - Clegg