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Lord Taylor of Goss Moor
Liberal Democrat Peer
- Also represented Truro and St Austell; Truro
- 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 Parliament on 12 March 1987 — unknown
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Taylor of Goss Moor voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (9 Jan 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government what agreements are in place with Bounty regarding the insertion of child benefit forms in their packs for expectant or new mothers in each of the past five years. To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements the Department for Work and Pensions has for the distribution of child benefit forms; with whom they have agreements; and what payments are made to...”
- Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Second Reading (8 Jan 2013)
“My Lords, I should first declare my interests. I chair the National Housing Federation, the voice of housing associations in England. I also chair the strategic partnership of the private sector with Cornwall Council and the Homes and Communities Agency charged with delivering eco-communities in the St Austell area. Further, I make the case for good planning and sustainable development in...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Bounty (8 Jan 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments have been made to Bounty by any department or vice versa in each of the past five years.”
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- Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — below average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — 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 30.48% of votes in this House with this affiliation — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — 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
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£23,963 (67th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,411 (305th)|
|Office running costs||£21,738 (137th)||£21,297 (150th)||£20,423 (joint 307th with 1 other)||£28,400||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,189 (132nd)|
|Staffing costs||£99,723 (174th)||£87,392 (337th)||£87,146 (186th)||£75,077||£73,999 (194th)||£71,662 (137th)||£69,073 (120th)||£42,520 (458th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,960 (joint 243rd with 1 other)||£9,223 (261st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,577 (218th)1||£11,405 (163rd)2||£9,511 (240th)||£12,432||£15,592 (127th)||£18,109 (77th)||£16,265 (108th)||£12,228 (133rd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£486 (160th)||£1,431 (52nd)||£2,299 (30th)||£3,442||£1,610 (108th)||£1,972 (56th)||£1,617 (79th)||£1,501 (71st)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£919 (132nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£5,819 (132nd)||£919 (251st)||£1,906 (108th)||£1,394||£1,623 (151st)||£2,016 (64th)||£2,711 (32nd)||£1,921 (80th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,346 (194th)||£7,213 (76th)||£5,298||£6,335 (joint 94th with 2 others)||£6,307 (67th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,156 (joint 406th with 3 others)||£962 (joint 473rd with 1 other)||£782||£1,934 (joint 234th with 8 others)||£1,934 (joint 229th with 8 others)||£1,934 (joint 226th with 7 others)||£1,934 (joint 215th with 7 others)|
|Other Costs||£5,408 (36th)||£1,869 (58th)||£9,261 (13th)||£0||£0||£0||£828 (72nd)||£0|
|Total||£176,673 (31st)||£162,040 (76th)||£160,831 (18th)||£148,459||£141,320 (57th)||£141,132 (27th)||£130,384 (30th)||£96,704 (136th)|