Lord Kilclooney

Lord Kilclooney

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Kilclooney

Name

John Taylor

Party/group

Crossbench

Joined the Lords

17 July 2001

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 931 7211; 077 4596 1677
contactholmember@parliament.uk

Biography

UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Commons 1994-97
European Legislation Commons 1983-85
Constituency Date
Strangford 1986-01
Strangford 1983-85

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Member Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly 1994-01
Local Councillor Castlereagh Borough Council 1989-97
Member of Parliament House of Commons 1983-01
Member of European Parliament European Parliament 1979-89
Member of the Legislative Authority Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont 1975-01
Cabinet Minister Home Affairs, Northern Ireland 1970-72
Member of Parliament Northern Ireland Parliament 1965-73

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Director Northern Media Group Ltd 2007-
Chairman Alpha Newspapers Ltd 1974-
Chairman West Ulster Estates Ltd 1966-
Partner GD Taylor and Associates, Architects and Civil Engineers 1962-79

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chairman Charles Sheils Charity Homes 1976-77
Board Member The Royal School, Armagh 1973-
Chairman Gosford Voluntary Housing Association 1973-94
Member Charles Shiels Houses 1973-
Member/Elder Presbyterian Church in Ireland 1973-

Member's focus

Policy
Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
Asylum, immigration and nationality
Defence
Economy and finance
European Union
International Affairs
Foreign affairs
UK
Northern Ireland
World
Latin America
Middle East
Turkey

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 (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 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 16-20 February 2014, as part of an all party delegation at the invitation of the Shura Council; all travel and accommodation paid by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia
    • Visit to Beirut, Lebanon, 28 March - 1 April 2014, to speak at conference on Islam/Christian understanding; travel and accommodation paid by IMAN Foundation
    • Visit to Doha, Qatar, 11-13 May 2014, to attend annual Doha Forum; travel and accommodation paid by government of State of Qatar
    • Visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, 26-31 May 2014, to promote improved UK/Azerbaijan relations and experience to freedom of religion by visiting Christian community in Kabala; travel and accommodation paid by European Azerbaijan Society
  • 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