Lord Taylor of Goss Moor

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

A selection of Lord Taylor of Goss Moor's votes

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  • Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Housing and Planning Bill - Report (5th Day) (Continued) 25 Apr 2016

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for her kind comments and draw attention to my registered interests. I have pressed on this issue for a number of years and I am delighted that the proposal has positive cross-party support. It will make a real difference. The principle is fundamentally clear. At the moment, local authorities in rural areas have the option, in effect, of either brownfield...
  • Housing and Planning Bill - Report (5th Day) 25 Apr 2016

    My Lords, I will speak briefly on this issue, which I feel very strongly about. We are in a terrible place: because people believe there is insufficient land in our island to build, we cram homes on to the smallest possible areas. Through not releasing enough land, its value is bid up and it goes to those who will squeeze the smallest possible boxes into the tiniest possible area with the...
  • Housing and Planning Bill - Report (5th Day) 25 Apr 2016

    My Lords, first, I draw attention to my interests on the register; in particular, I am president of the National Association of Local Councils. Although not in the register of interests, I chair a neighbourhood plan in a rural village. I spoke on this in Committee to support the noble Lord, Lord Best—I was a member of the rural housing review that he conducted. I speak today in support...

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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


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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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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