Lord Taylor of Holbeach

John Taylor

John Taylor



Address as

Lord Taylor

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4051


Electoral history

Contested Chesterfield February and October 1974 general elections

Lords career

Opposition Whip 2006-10; Opposition Spokesperson for: Environment 2006-07, Wales 2006-07, Work and Pensions 2006-10, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2007-10; Government Whip 2010-11; Government Spokesperson for: Cabinet Office 2010-11, Energy and Climate Change 2010-11, Work and Pensions 2010-11; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Government Spokesperson, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2011-

Party groups

Member, Executive Committee, East Midlands Conservative Council 1966-98; Chair, Candidates Committee 1997-98, 2002-05; Member, Conservative Board of: Finance 1985-89, Management 1996-98, 2000-03; President and Conservative Conference Chair 1997-98; Deputy chair, Conservative Party 2000-03; Chair: National Conservative Convention 2000-03, Conservatives Abroad 2001-09, Conservative Agents Superannuation Fund 2006-10

Councils, public bodies

Member: EC Working Party on European Bulb Industry 1982, NFU Bulb sub-committee 1982-87, Horticulture Development Council 1986-91, Minister of Agriculture's Regional Panel: Eastern Region 1990-92, East Midlands Region 1992-96, Lincoln Diocesan Assets Committee 1995-2001, 2004-

Political interests

Agriculture and horticulture, environment, energy, waste, freight, democracy and political parties

Countries of interest

France, The Netherlands, Slovenia

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Taylor of Holbeach, of South Holland in the County of Lincolnshire 2006

Register of Interests

4: Shareholdings (a)

OA Taylor & Sons Bulbs Ltd

OA Taylor & Sons Ltd

The above two companies are also trading together as OA Taylor & Sons

5: Land and property

Agricultural land, farmhouse, warehouses, buildings and greenhouses in the parishes of Holbeach, Whaplode and Fleet, Lincolnshire; owned through family companies, partnerships, singularly and jointly

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Member, Assets and Glebe Committee, Lincoln Diocesan Board of Finance

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Mary Bass Trust and Willders Trust

President-elect, Lincolnshire Agricultural Society