Lord Kilclooney

John David Taylor

John David Taylor



Address as

Lord Kilclooney

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6443
Fax: 020 7931 7211


Electoral history

MP (UUP) for Strangford 1983-2001

Parliamentary career

Spokesperson for: Trade and Industry 1992-97, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1997-2001

Party groups

Chair: Queen's University Conservative and Unionist Association 1959-60, Ulster Young Unionist Council 1961-62; Ulster Unionist Party: Hon. Secretary 1994-96, Deputy Leader 1995-2001

Councils, public bodies

Governor, The Royal School, Armagh City 1973-; Castlereagh Borough Council: Councillor 1989-97, Leader, UUP 1989-94; Member, Northern Ireland Policing Board 2001-06

International bodies

Member: Council of Europe Assembly 1997-2005, Western European Union 1997-2011

Political interests

Irish politics, European Union, regional policy, agriculture

Countries of interest

Asia, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Ireland, Latin America, Middle East, Taiwan, Turkey

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Kilclooney, of Armagh in the County of Armagh 2001

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Northern Media Group Ltd

West Ulster Estates Ltd

Bramley Apple Restaurant Ltd

Carrickfergus Advertiser Ltd

Northern Newspapers Ltd

East Antrim Newspapers Ltd

Coleraine Chronicle Ltd

Northern Constitution Ltd

Tyrone Constitution Ltd

Tyrone Courier Ltd

Ulster Gazette (Armagh) Ltd

Outlook Press (Rathfriland) Ltd

Cerdac Print (Belfast) Ltd

Sovereign Properties (NI) Ltd

Midland Tribune Ltd (Republic of Ireland)

Tuam Herald Newspaper Ltd (Republic of Ireland)

Tontine Rooms Holding Co Ltd

Alpha Newspapers Ireland Ltd (Republic of Ireland)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Member, Advisory Board, European Azerbaijan Society

Civil Engineer (non-practising)

4: Shareholdings (b)

Ulster Television Ltd

Johnston Press Ltd

Vodafone Ltd

4: Shareholdings (a)

Tontine Rooms Holding Co Ltd

West Ulster Estates Ltd

Bramley Apple Restaurant Ltd

5: Land and property

Residential flats in the City of Westminster

Commercial premises, Royal Avenue, Belfast

Commercial premises, Scotch Street, City of Armagh

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Tunisia, 21-24 May 2011, as guest of Government of Tunisia; all flights and accommodation paid for by host Government

Visit to Republic of Azerbaijan, 26-30 May 2011, as guest of European Azerbaijan Society; all flights and accommodation paid for by European Azerbaijan Society

Visit to Morocco, 13-16 January 2011; travel and accommodation expenses met by Government of the Kingdom of Morocco

Visit to Doha, 6-10 May 2011, to attend Doha Economic Forum; travel and accommodation costs met by Government of the Kingdom of Qatar

Visit to Vietnam, 17-24 September 2011, with All Party Parliamentary Group on Vietnam, using funds from sponsors previously declared (including University of Central Lancashire and Premier Oil), as guest of Government of Vietnam; other funding was provided by Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and certain ground travel and hospitality was provided by British Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Member, Armagh Protestant Board of Education (Governor of The Royal School, Armagh)

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Board Member, Charles Sheils Charity Homes, Armagh City