John Derek Taylor TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1943-11-12
Education St Felix Sch Felixstowe, Bedford Sch
Publications N/A
Recreations English landscape and vernacular buildings, travel (particularly in France), literature, arts, music
Clubs Farmers'
Style The Lord Taylor of Holbeach, CBE
Career dir Taylors Bulbs of Spalding 1968-2010, chm Springfields Horticultural Soc 2000-09 (dir 1991-2010), chm EC Working Pty on European Bulb Industry 1982, chm Bulb Sub-Ctee NFU 1982-87; govr: Glasshouse Crops Research Inst 1984-88, Inst of Horticultural Research 1987-90; memb: Horticultural Devpt Cncl 1986-91, Min of Agriculture's Regnl Panel (Eastern Region) 1990-92 and (East Midlands Region) 1992-96; sits as Cons in House of Lords 2006-, oppn whip and spokesman on environment, work and pensions, and Wales 2006-07, shadow min for DEFRA and oppn whip for work and pensions 2007-10, Lord in waiting to HM The Queen and govt whip House of Lords 2010-11, princ govt spokesman for Cabinet Office and spokesman in energy and climate change and work and pensions 2010-11, parly under sec of state DEFRA 2011-12, parly under sec of state Home Office 2012-; Cons Pty: memb Exec Ctee E Midlands Cncl 1966-98, memb Bd of Finance 1985-89, memb Bd of Mgmnt 1996-98 and 2000-03, pres Nat Union of Cons Assoc and chm Pty Conf 1997-98, dep pty chm 2000-03, chm Nat Cons Convention 2000-03, chair Conservatives Abroad 2001-08, chm Candidates Ctee 2002-05, chm Cons Agents Superannuation Fund 2006-10; Parly candidate (Cons): Chesterfield (gen election) 1974, Nottingham (European Parl election) 1979; tstee Brogdale Horticultural Tst 1998-2005; chm Holbeach and Elloe Hosp Charitable Tst 1989-2006 (patron 2006-); pres Lincs Agricultural Soc 2012-13; memb: Lincoln Diocesan Bd of Finance 1995-2001 (memb Assets Ctee 1995-2001 and 2003-11), Lincoln Diocesan Synod 1997-2001; Liveryman: Worshipful Co of Farmers 2009, Worshipful Co of Gardeners 2010; FRSA 1994, ARAgS 2012, MIHort 2012
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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