John Taylor, Baron Taylor of Holbeach

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Taylor of Holbeach
CBE FRSA
John Taylor - Minister for Criminal Information.jpg
Chief Whip in the House of Lords
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 August 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by The Baroness Anelay of St Johns
Personal details
Born (1943-11-12) 12 November 1943 (age 70)
Political party Conservative

John Derek Taylor, Baron Taylor of Holbeach, CBE FRSA [1] (born 12 November 1943) is a British Conservative politician and current Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords.

Biography[edit]

Taylor is the son of Percy Otto Taylor and Ethel Brocklehurst. He was educated at Holbeach Primary School in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, St. Felix School in Felixstowe, and at Bedford School in the county town of Bedfordshire.

He was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1992 for political service.[2] He served as Chairman of the National Conservative Convention from 2000 to 2003. [3] He was created a life peer as Baron Taylor of Holbeach, of South Holland in the County of Lincolnshire, on 31 May 2006.[4] He is an honorary member of Conservative Friends of Poland.[5] Taylor was appointed junior minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in September 2011,[6] and moved in September 2012 to a ministerial post at the Home Office as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Criminal Information.[7][8]

On 6 August, in a mini-reshuffle prompted by the resignation of Baroness Warsi, Lord Taylor was appointed to the post of Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms and Chief Whip in the House of Lords.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/sites/default/files/resources/MinsIns_pdf.pdf
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 52767. p. 9. 30 December 1991. Retrieved 2009-05-25.
  3. ^ "Lord Taylor of Holbeach". Parliament. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 58001. p. 7665. 5 June 2006. Retrieved 2009-05-25.
  5. ^ Conservative Friends of Poland website
  6. ^ "Crime minister Lady Browning resigns on health grounds". BBC News. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2012. "Lord Taylor of Holbeach [...] will replace Conservative peer Lord Henley as a junior minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs." 
  7. ^ Quinault, Caelia (7 September 2012). "Recycling minister Lord Taylor leaves Defra". letsrecycle.com. Retrieved 7 September 2012. "Lord Taylor of Holbeach has praised the waste industry after leaving his post as recycling minister at Defra as part of the cabinet reshufle. The minister, who has been parliamentary under secretary of state at Defra since September 2011 and is well regarded by the waste sector, has been promoted to a new ministerial role within the Home Office." 
  8. ^ "Home Office welcomes new Ministers" (Press release). Home Office. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  9. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ministerial-appointments-august-2014
Party political offices
Preceded by
Robin Hodgson
Chairman of the National Conservative Convention
2000–2003
Succeeded by
Raymond Monbiot
Political offices
Preceded by
The Baroness Anelay of St Johns
Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords
2014–present
Incumbent
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
2014–present