Lord Taylor of Goss Moor

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

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  • Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency

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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


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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)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (10 Mar 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Chair of the Parliamentary Party (26 Jan 2004 to 16 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (17 Nov 1997 to 2 Dec 1997)
  • Member, Environment Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)

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 40 written questions in the last year — well above 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") 12 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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