Lord Taylor of Goss Moor

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor

Full title

The Lord Taylor of Goss Moor


Matthew Taylor


Liberal Democrat

Joined the Lords

16 July 2010

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979

Web & Social media


UK Parliament

Post Date
Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) 2006-07
Committee House Date
Environmental Audit Committee Commons 1997-97
Environment Commons 1995-97
Constituency Date
Truro & St Austell 1997-10
Truro 1987-97

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chair Strategic Partnership, St Austell Eco-Communities 2010-
Non-Executive Director South West Water 2010-
Chair National Housing Federation 2009-
Executive Director Taylor & Garner Ltd 2009-

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Founder/Chair Rural Coalition 2009-12

Member's focus

Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
Economy and finance
Energy and environment
Housing and planning
Parliament, government and politics
Sustainable communities
Strategic communications
Rural communities

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, Mayfield Market Towns 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. Payments are also made to Taylor & Garner Ltd from time to time for ad hoc consultancy services as listed above provided by Lord Taylor, recently Crest Nicholson, Bloor Homes, Living Villages, speaking engagements for Ecobuild 2013 and the Mortgage strategy summit, and an ongoing retainer for consultancy services for Cornwall Concrete Products 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))
    • Non-executive Director, Mayfield Market Towns Ltd (developing sustainable communities)
    • Chair and Non-executive Director, Bridgehall Real Estate Limited (development company)
    • Chair and Non-executive Director, Kensa Heat Pumps Limited (manufacturer)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Chair, Strategic Partnership Board for St Austell Eco-town (funded by Eco-Bos Development Limited, 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, Bridgehall and Mayfield Market Towns 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)
    • Non-executive Director, UK Residential Properties Ltd (development company 50% owned by Bridgehall Real Estate Limited - see also category 1)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Trustee/Director, Gwithian Chapel (charity maintaining building)