Lord Taylor appointed as recycling minister

Posted on 19th September, 2011

Lord Taylor of Holbeach has succeeded Lord Henley as minister for waste and recycling at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Lord Henley left the post at Defra to become crime prevention minister at the Home Office in a small government reshuffle due to the stepping down of the current incumbent, Baroness Browning, due to ill-health.
Lord Taylor, who has a good grounding in the waste sector, entered the House of Lords in 2006 having been made a life peer as Baron Taylor of Holbeach, of South Holland in the county of Lincolnshire.
He has been a government spokesperson for the Cabinet Office, Energy and Climate Change, and Work and Pensions since 2010. He has also served as a Whip in the House of Lords. He was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1992 for political service, and served as chairman of the National Conservative Convention from 2000 to 2003. He was also shadow Environment Minister from 2006-7 and 2007-10.
Lord Taylor already has knowledge of waste and recycling issues and lists waste among his political interests.