Baroness Taylor of Bolton

Former MP

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 June 2005

Previously MP for Dewsbury until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Bolton West, 1974-1983 and Dewsbury, 1987-2005. Opposition spokesperson on education, 1979-1981, on housing, 1981-1983, on home affairs, 1987-1990 (Shadow Water Minister, 1988) on the environment, 1990-1992; on education, 1992-1994; Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1994-1995 and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1994-1997; President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons, 1997-1998; Government Chief Whip, 1998-2001. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General election

Also represented Dewsbury; Bolton West

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Currently held offices

  • Chair, Constitution Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Lord Speaker's committee on the size of the House (since 20 Dec 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Leader's Group on Governance Committee (23 Mar 2015 to 14 Jan 2016)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Jun 2017)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 14 May 2014)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (International Defence and Security), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (25 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (International Defence and Security), Ministry of Defence (25 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Defence and Security), Ministry of Defence (23 Mar 2010 to 25 Mar 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Defence and Security), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (23 Mar 2010 to 25 Mar 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence (10 Jun 2009 to 23 Mar 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Defence and Security) (also in the Ministry of Defence) (8 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (International Defence and Security), Ministry of Defence (9 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (International Defence and Security) (also in Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence (8 Nov 2007 to 9 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement) (7 Nov 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Chairman, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (30 Jul 2001 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Chief Whip (27 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) (27 Jul 1998 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (4 Jun 1998 to 29 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (30 Jul 1997 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Lord Privy Seal (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
  • Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Privy Council Office) (3 May 1997 to 26 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (23 Oct 1996 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Standards in Public Life Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 8 Nov 1995)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (1 Aug 1994 to 1 May 1997)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Aug 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (11 Apr 1992 to 1 Aug 1994)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (19 Jan 1977 to 4 May 1979)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Football tickets and hospitality from Bolton Wanderers Football Club.
8. Land and Property
Flat in London.

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