Lord Taylor of Goss Moor

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Lord Taylor

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353


Electoral history

MP (Liberal 1987-88, Lib Dem 1988-2010) for Truro 12 March 1987 by-election to 1997, for Truro and St Austell 1997-2010

Parliamentary career

Liberal Spokesperson for Energy 1987-88; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for: England (Local Government, Housing and Transport) 1988-89, Trade and Industry 1989-90, Education 1990-92, Citizen's Charter 1992-94; Principal Spokesperson for: Environment 1994-97, the Environment and Transport 1997-99, Economy 1999-2003, Cabinet Office and Social Exclusion 2006-07

Party groups

Chair, Liberal Democrat: Campaigns and Communications 1989-95, Parliamentary Party 2003-05

Select committees

Member: Broadcasting 1992-94, Environment 1996-97

Political interests

Environment, economy, education, international development, rural communities, housing

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Taylor of Goss Moor, of Truro in the County of Cornwall 2010

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Director, Taylor & Garner Ltd (company set up with wife, providing management consultancy, media articles/interviews, and related services on environmental issues, housing, sustainability and strategic communications; payments for the Member's work for South West Water and National Housing Federation (see category 1), and for Strategic Partnership Board for St Austell Eco-town (see category 2) are made to Taylor & Garner Ltd)

Non-executive Director, South West Water Ltd (water and sewerage services)

Chair and Non-executive Director, National Housing Federation (trade body for housing associations in England) (see also category 10(a))

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Chair, Strategic Partnership Board for St Austell Eco-town (funded by Eco-Bos Development Limited; part-funded by Cornwall County Council and Homes and Communities Agency)

3: Clients

I provide occasional public affairs advice to the National Housing Federation; to South West Water through my role as non-executive director; and as Chair of St Austell Eco-town Strategic Partnership Board

4: Shareholdings (a)

Taylor & Garner Ltd owned jointly with wife (see category 1)

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, NHF Property and Services Ltd (by virtue of post of Chair of National Housing Federation recorded in category 1)

Director, National Housing Federation Investments Ltd (by virtue of post of Chair of National Housing Federation recorded in category 1)

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Trustee, Gwithian Chapel (charity maintaining building)