Lord Taylor of Goss Moor

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Taylor of Goss Moor's votes

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  • Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions

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Recent appearances

  • Implications of Devolution for England — Statement 16 Dec 2014

    My Lords, the truth is that we are now three-quarters of the way to a federal system in the United Kingdom, and it is urgent that the matter is resolved now, by whatever means, rather than at a point of crisis, when a decision may be taken to impose on England something which is deeply unpopular in England and for which England has not voted but for which a majority has been created through a...
  • Banks: Bridging Finance — Question 20 Oct 2014

    Will my noble friend agree that older empty-nesters often wish to have their grandchildren or other visitors come to stay with them? There is a myth that when people downsize—which does free up housing for families—they somehow want to go into specialist, tiny homes for people with great needs at the end of their lives. That is not actually the key to unlocking family homes: the...
  • Housing Benefit (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 — Motion of Regret 3 Apr 2014

    My Lords, I should first declare my interest as chair of the National Housing Federation, which represents the housing associations across England. I will speak briefly, on a personal basis, to say that I cannot support the Government’s policy on this. I believe it was misjudged in the first place and we are rapidly seeing the proof in the pudding. I cannot support something that...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 July 2010

Previously MP for Truro and St Austell until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 12 March 1987 — unknown

Also represented Truro and St Austell; Truro

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Porton Down
  • Data Protection Act
  • Special Advisers
  • Arson
  • Departmental Communications

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Social Exclusion), Cabinet Office (17 Aug 2006 to 23 Jan 2007)
  • Social Exclusion, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (17 Aug 2006 to 23 Jan 2007)
  • Chair of the Parliamentary Party (26 Jan 2004 to 16 Jun 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 39.87% of votes in this House with this affiliation — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 16 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 11 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Directorships
Chair of National Housing Federation, a limited company operating on a not for profit basis; the representative body for independent non-profit social landlords in England, whose principal role is to provide and manage affordable housing. The Federation supports and promotes the work of Housing Associations, and campaigns for better housing and neighbourhoods. Time commitment is 3 days a month, and payment made through Taylor & Garner Ltd (see category 2 below).
South West Water Ltd (non-executive).
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Monthly column for Cornwall Today. (Up to £5,000) Payment of £250 per column paid quarterly through Taylor & Garner Ltd.
Company secretary of Taylor & Garner Ltd; company formed with my wife to undertake writing, broadcasting and consultancy.
8. Land and Property
Flat in London, from which rental income is received.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Taylor & Garner Ltd.

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